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Iowa State Name Origin

Iowa state quarter - see all state quarters
Iowa became the 29th state in 1846 (see statehood order).
The Iowa quarter features a schoolhouse, a teacher with students
planting a tree, and the captions "Foundation in Education" and "Grant Wood"
(native Iowan whose paintings depict the rural American Midwest)
(public domain image on Wikipedia ). All state quarters.

What does the name Iowa mean?

Iowa comes from the Iowa River, named for the Iowa (or Ioway) Indians (a Sioux tribe).

See All State Name Origins.
"American Gothic" painting - see all state name origins
Grant Wood's famous iconic painting: "American Gothic" (1930). Grant Wood (1891 – 1942) was born in Anamosa, Iowa (image believed to be in the public domain - from Wikipedia).

Source:
Links:
The Ioway Nation: Ioway Cultural Institute
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