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Iowa territory recorded by Father Marquette in his journal was near Montrose, in Lee County, where he had a peaceful and memorable meeting with the natives.
Iowa, Johnson, Cedar, and Scott, and east of the counties of Kossuth, Humboldt, Webster, and Boone, and has an area of 18,048 square miles.
State of Iowa belonging to the Catholic Church is held in each diocese in the name of the bishop.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08093b.htm   (4280 words)

 DesMoinesRegister.com | Campaign 2004
Iowa political leaders often say Iowans have the job of reducing the field of presidential candidates for the rest of the nation.
Iowa Gov. Harold Hughes was selected to chair a national Democratic Party commission to open up the party to more people and minority groups who felt left out of the party affairs.
Iowa has moved from the 1976 position as a springboard to the White House to a contest that, as Tennessee Sen. Howard Baker put it, "winnows the field" for the rest of the country.
desmoinesregister.com /extras/politics/caucus2004/history.html   (1980 words)

 John N. Schacht on Labor History at Iowa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
It was primarily political history to which they brought their new techniques, though Hays (Ph.D., Harvard, 1953), an Americanist focused on the 1877-1920 period, had developed an interest in social history (not labor history) by the time he left Iowa for the University of Pittsburgh in 1960.
Iowa's status as a center for the study of rural women gained signal recognition in 1988 with the award of a $250,000 Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowship Program, to support the Women's Studies Program's Feminist Theory and Rural Issues Project, under the direction of Margery Wolf, Professor of Women's Studies and Anthropology.
Iowa's community of historians in this field has been much enhanced (I dare say) by the presence of four people who were history graduate students, focused on that field, during the 1970s and early 1980s but who did not find regular employment in their intended vocation -- history teaching at the college or university level.
www.lib.uiowa.edu /spec-coll/Bai/schacht2.htm   (6875 words)

 Eggbert's Iowa Egg History
Iowa was very appealing because of the land, the grain for feed, the interstate systems to move eggs quickly to the coasts, and the hard working people.
Iowa Egg Council representatives are teaching people about the variety of easy ways to prepare eggs by giving programs at civic organizations, health fairs, state and county fairs, libraries, and hospitals.
Now Iowa's egg industry is moving into the future while keeping an eye on experiences from the past in order to produce high quality eggs and egg products that meet consumers' needs.
www.iowaegg.org /eggeducation/iowaegghistory.asp   (694 words)

 Iowa, Timeline of State History - SHG Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The land that became Iowa was counted in the 1836 and 1838 Wisconsin territorial censuses.
Iowa's response to the outbreak of war between the states with an outpouring of enlistments in the army, support by financial contributions, and by production of tremendous quantities of food to supply the Union armies during the war.
Carolyn Pendray was the first woman elected to either house of the Iowa legislature, and she was elected to the House in 1928 and the Senate in 1932.
www.shgresources.com /ia/timeline   (4167 words)

 Andrews on Iowa Writers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
He and fellow graduate, Iowa author Martin Yoseloff, were predicted by their high school yearbook, the Masonian, to be the graduates with the best chances for future success.
Stephen Wilbers' The Iowa Writers' Workshop: Origins, Emergence and Growth (1980) economically traces the Workshop's history from the days of Wilbur Schramm to the coming of Paul Engle, its longtime Director, and on to the crisis of 1965 which led to several Workshop teachers' departures from the University.
Although Paul Engle's energies came to be devoted to the Iowa Writers' Workshop and (with his wife) the International Writing Program, his reputation as an "Iowa poet" lingered on, even overshadowing the reputation of Cedar Falls poet, James Hearst, who continued to devote his energies to poetry.
www.lib.uiowa.edu /spec-coll/Bai/andrews.htm   (3343 words)

 History of Iowa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Iowa stands today as one of the leading agricultural states in the nation, a fact foreshadowed by the observation of the early French explorers.
Iowa males responded enthusiastically to the call for Union volunteers and more than 75,000 Iowa men served with distinction in campaigns fought in the East and in the South.
Iowa remains a state composed mostly of farms and small towns, with a limited number of larger cities.
publications.iowa.gov /archive/00000135/01/history/7-1.html   (5677 words)

 Iowa Department of Economic Development Travel Iowa Web site
Iowa was almost 75 years old before the state flag was adopted by the General Assembly.
The Iowa General Assembly chose the oak because it is abundant in the state and serves as shelter, food and nesting cover for many animals and birds.
Because Iowa is well known for the presence of the geode, it was chosen as the official rock in an effort to promote tourism in the state.
www.traveliowa.com /iowafacts/symbols.html   (937 words)

 History of Iowa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Iowa became a state on (December 28, 1846, the 29th state), and the state continued to attract many settlers, both native and foreign-born.
Iowa supported the Union during the American Civil War, voting heavily for Lincoln and the Republicans, though there was a strong antiwar "Copperhead movement among settlers of southern origins and among Catholics.
It should be noted that Iowa's only Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Norman Borlaug was launched in his researches in plant genomics by funding and research through Iowa State University developing strains of rice in Mexico and which emanated from the work of Henry Wallace.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Iowa   (3187 words)

 Iowa Grotto: History
Iowa Grotto members installed a gate inside the resurgence that is still maintained by Coldwater cavers to this day.
Coldwater exploration by the Iowa Grotto was replaced by work on the 1974 NSS Convention that was to be hosted by the grotto in Decorah, Iowa.
The next year (1999) saw the Iowa Grotto 50th Anniversary in Dubuque which was attended by over 120 cavers from across the U.S. In his 13th year as INTERCOM editor and 32th consecutive year as an Iowa Grotto member, Lowell Burkhead passed away in 2001.
www.caves.org /grotto/iowa/history.htm   (1803 words)

 The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist: A Brief Cultural History of Iowa
Populations probably depended on bison in western Iowa and on deer and elk in eastern Iowa.
In the 1850s, the Mesquakies residing in Iowa and those returning from western reservations purchased land in Tama County, and the Mesquakie settlement was legally founded.
In 1833, much of eastern Iowa was opened for non-Indian settlement and by 1850, small towns were scattered across the state.
www.uiowa.edu /~osa/learn/prehistoric/overview.htm   (3083 words)

 A Brief History of Iowa Workforce Development
The Iowa Bureau of Labor Statistics was created by the 20th Iowa General Assembly under the control of the Commissioner of Labor Statistics.
Iowa had three employment offices: one in the Polk County Courthouse; one in the Sioux City City Hall; and one in the Farm Bureau office in Creston.
The first Iowa Unemployment Compensation law was passed by a special session of the Iowa Legislature during the Christmas week of 1936 to enable Iowa employers to receive credit against a 2.7 percent federal tax on the first $3,000 of wages for contributions paid under Iowa law.
www.iowaworkforce.org /history   (1468 words)

 Iowa Amber Plan History
Since Iowa's Amber Alert was not yet in place, members of the Iowa Department of Pubic Safety partnered with authorities in Nebraska to notify Iowa Broadcasters of the Nebraska Amber Alert.
Commissioner Kevin W. Techau, Iowa Department of Public Safety, along with members of the coordinating committee held a press conference in the Wallace Building Auditorium to explain the procedure that has been developed for Iowa and announce that the plan is now operational.
Training sessions have been held to instruct Iowa's Law Enforcement Agencies on how to use the AMBER Alert Plan and the criteria that is to be followed.
www.iowaamberalert.org /history.htm   (643 words)

 ICPB History - Iowa Corn
Iowa was the first state where growers voted in a corn checkoff program - and the Iowa program has served as an example to other states across America.
Iowa's corn checkoff was established under a state law passed at the end of 1976, and in 1977 Iowa corn growers approved a checkoff rate of one-tenth of a cent per bushel.
Dollars are collected and managed in Iowa under the direction of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), a board of Iowa growers elected by their peers, and the program is still governed by Iowa statute.
www.iowacorn.org /news/news_8.html   (417 words)

 Local History | Old Capitol Cultural District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The history of Iowa City began here and it is here that people gather to experience the city's charming, and eclectic spirit.
Historian Benjamin F. Shambaugh of the University of Iowa and State Historical Society noted that the new town plat "...was a wilderness, in which the Indian camp-fires had scarcely gone out." Indian cultures include hunter-gatherers from the Paleo-Indian and Archaic Periods, Woodland and Late Prehistoric agriculturalist mound builders, and Meskwaki villages from the historic period.
The first permanent buildings in Iowa City were constructed to meet the immediate need of shelter and meeting space for the territorial legislature while the wood and stone capitol building was being completed.
www.downtowniowacity.com /localhistory.htm   (717 words)

 History - Iowa Gamma
The objective of the fraternity was to “ develop its members mentally, morally, and socially.” At the second meeting a week later, the group adopted the name ‘ Dragon Society', drafted a constitution, elected officers, and adopted a design for their pin, which was made of gold and shaped like a kite.
Improvements to the chapter house in the 1970's included: the placement of the SAE sign which was erected by the pledge class of 1970; and the redesigning and remodeling of the TV room by the 1974-75 pledge class along with the construction of the bar in the basement by the 1976-77 and 1977-78 pledge classes.
Though the student cited was later absolved of all misconduct, the incident served as in impetus for the fraternity and it's alumni to reevaluate its mission and code of conduct.
www.stuorg.iastate.edu /sae/history.html   (3177 words)

 Iowa History Online - What are the Iowa history benchmarks?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Iowa's rich topsoil is a product of the thick grasses that have lived and died on the prairies for centuries.
Iowa land was surveyed by the government and sold at auctions held by government land officers.
Iowa was created as a free state according to the Missouri Compromise, and most Iowans were glad slavery was prohibited in Iowa.
fp.uni.edu /iowaonline/2.htm   (1512 words)

 Iowa Department of Rail - Iowa Railroad History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Iowa had approximately 655 miles of track in operation by 1860 and 2,683 miles by 1870.
In 1867 the Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska Railroad (which later became the Chicago and North Western Railway Company) was the first railroad to build tracks across Iowa.
Iowa’s rail system has experienced extensive change and restructuring since 1975 as a result of railroad bankruptcies and rail line abandonments.
www.iowarail.com /industry/history.asp   (488 words)

 Iowa History & Genealogy Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Iowa, one of the North Central States of the United States, is bounded on the North by Minnesota, on the East by Wisconsin and Illinois, on the South by Missouri, and on the West by Nebraska and South Dakota.
Iowa entered the Union on December 28, 1846 as the 29th State.
Iowa has some of the richest farmland in the United States and it's economy has always been dominated by farming.
www.geocities.com /iowa_ahgp   (322 words)

 Iowa 80 Truckstop - History
Like many of the truckstops in existence at the time, Iowa 80 was a small facility that only took up a fraction of what it does today, housing a small truckers store, one lube bay and a restaurant run by the Peel family.
This move gave Iowa 80 the opportunity to associate with a nationally recognized name and at the same time maintain its independence.
For drivers Iowa 80 TA Truckstop has been a safe haven and they've watched it grow over the years like one of their own children from a small facility into the largest, most respected truckstop in the world.
www.iowa80truckstop.com /history.htm   (662 words)

 History of Marion, Iowa
The history of Marion, Iowa began in the first legislative assembly of Iowa Territory.
On January 15, 1839, the County of Linn was organized, the government surveys having been partially completed in preparation for the sale of the land.
At the peak of rail travel, approximately 50 passenger trains stopped in Marion daily, the last of which was the famous Union Pacific "Western Cities" that arrived in Marion April 30, 1971, on the eve of Amtrak.
community.marion.ia.us /history/index.html   (576 words)

 Iowa 4-H Youth Development
In the next 15 years all the agricultural and home economics clubs that had been developing across Iowa and the nation were joined by a common name?4-H Clubs?a name that came from the emblem that represented them.
Iowa was one of the first states to stress music, art appreciation, and recreation.
The primary purpose was to give the city youth an insight into farm life and to broaden their outlook on the need for rural-urban relations.
www.extension.iastate.edu /4H/history.html   (1809 words)

 Iowa PTA
It was incorporated in 1940 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, as the Iowa Congress of Parents and Teachers (Iowa PTA).
Cora Bussey Hillis, the daughter of Cyrus and Ellen Kiser Bussey, was born in Bloomfield, Iowa, on August 8, 1858.
By 1925, the Iowa Congress was well-recognized as an active child advocacy organization and had succeeded in convincing the legislature to create a Child Welfare Research Station to study child growth and development.
www.iowapta.org /index.cfm?fuseaction=iowaPTA.history   (874 words)

 Iowa Department for the Blind - Library - Iowa History Pathfinder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
If you are interested in Iowa history, you will find a variety of accessible resources at the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and on the Internet.
Free resources on the web include family county, and city/town histories, text transcriptions of original personal and historical documents, concise political, natural and social histories, military rosters, and information on the history and culture of Iowa’s native and immigrant populations.
Census data and county histories for several Iowa counties and 19th-century atlases of Iowa.
www.blind.state.ia.us /Library/IowaHistory.htm   (913 words)

 Iowa Hospice :: History
Iowa Hospice was founded in late March of 2005 by Tom & John Moreland of Iowa City, Iowa.
On March 1, 2006, Iowa Hospice took ownership of their new office in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and was certified in 9 additional counties.
Iowa Hospice was now serving the needs of others in 24 counties in the State of Iowa.
www.iowa-hospice.com /history.html   (804 words)

 The US50 - A guide to the state of Iowa - History
Iowa was part of the Louisiana Purchase, a deal arranged between President Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon Bonaparte of France that brought a vast tract of the continent under the control of the United States.
The first Iowa Territory legislature met in Burlington before a territorial capital city was finally selected in Johnson County.
In Iowa City, the government seat was established in a grand structure known today as Old Capitol.
www.theus50.com /iowa/history.shtml   (627 words)

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