by Loren N. Horton
Explore Iowa’s Past … Celebrate Iowa’s Diversity
Opened for settlement 175 years ago, Iowa rapidly became known for its rich soil and abundant crops. But Iowa is much more than farms. Iowa has Old Order Amish living their traditional life styles, the birthplace of a President of the United States, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country, prehistoric Middle Woodland mounds, one room school buildings, an internationally famous writers workshop, and nationally known athletic teams.
Iowa — this is your heritage!