The great state of Iowa became the 29th state of the
union on Dec. 28, 1846. Its capital city is Des Moines. Des
Moines was founded where the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers meet. It
was originally a military outpost. The name Iowa comes from Ioway,
the French word for the Bah-kho-je Indian tribe that lived in the area.
Name of Emblem/Symbol
"Our liberties we prize and our rights
we will maintain"
"The Song of Iowa"
Complete the questions below.
1. Iowa became a state on December 28,
2. The state rock is the
3. The capital of Iowa is
4. The state flower is the
5. The state bird is the Eastern
6. Its nickname is the
7. The state tree is the
8. The name
comes from Ioway.
9. The state flag was adopted in
10. "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will
maintain" is the state
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