Iowans Rejoice! It’s National Iowa Day!
Did you know February 8th is National Iowa Day? Well, it is and now you know.
I am originally from Iowa and I didn't know it was a thing, so don't feel too bad. However, now that I know it is a thing, we are going to celebrate!
Here are some really cool things about Iowa that you may not know.
- Madison County has lovely covered bridges as in the movie The Bridges of Madison County. The movie stars Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood
- Another great movie, Field of Dreams was filmed in Dyersville, IA. Is this Heaven? No, it's Iowa.
- The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA was the last place that Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Boppper performed before they sadly passed away in a plane crash.
Famous people from Iowa include but is not limited to Ashton Kutcher, John Wayne, Julia Michaels, Elijah Wood, Brandon Routh, Cloris Leachman, Dear Abby and Ann Landers.
Iowa was part of the Louisiana Purchase and didn't start to form until the 1830s.
Iowa's state bird is the American Goldfinch. The state flower is the Wild Rose. The state tree is the Oak. The state rock is the Geode. (State rocks are a thing?)
And last but not least, did you know Iowa has a state song? It is to the tune of "O, Tannenbaum" and was made official in 1911. The song was written by S. H. M. Byers in 1867. It's cleverly titled, "The Song of Iowa."