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National Iowa Day

February 8, 2023 All day

February 8th is National Iowa Day!

A Brief history of Iowa

Iowa was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Sioux, Fox, and Sac. In the early 1800s, French traders and trappers began to explore the area. Iowa became part of the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, but it was not until 1833 that the first permanent settlement was established in the state.

Iowa officially became a state in 1846, and its population grew quickly as a result of its fertile farmland and opportunities for trade and industry. The state played an important role in the Civil War, supplying troops and resources to the Union Army. In the late 1800s, Iowa became a center of agricultural innovation, with new techniques and machinery improving farming efficiency.

Throughout the 20th century, Iowa continued to be an important agricultural state, as well as a center of manufacturing and transportation.

Today, Iowa is known for its corn and soybean production, as well as its role in presidential politics, as the state is home to the first presidential caucuses in the United States.

Happy National Iowa Day!