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State of Iowa
Symbols


State Flag | State Seal | State Nickname | Other Symbols Links


State Flag: ( click here - for enlarged view)

Having three vertical stripes blue, white and red the Iowa flag resembles the flag of France. On the white stripe is a bald eagle carrying a blue streamer in its beak. The state motto " Our Liberties We Prize, and Our Rights We will Maintain" is written on the streamer. The name of the state is emblazoned in red letters.



State Seal:

The Great Seal of the state of Iowa was made official by Iowa's first state legislature in 1847. The eagle and the scroll with the state's motto are also used on Iowa's flag. The motto reads "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain." In the middle of the seal, a soldier stands in a field of wheat, holding an American flag. A cultivator rests in the field behind him, smoke trails from the chimney of a small cabin, and a ship steams through the water in the background.




State Nickname:

The "Hawkeye State" was first suggested by James G. Edwars as a tribute to indian leader Chief Black Hawk.




Other Symbols Links:

Sources:
http://www.imagesoft.net/flags/i-flag/usa-ia.html
http://www.geobop.com/World/NA/US/IA/
http://www.50states.com/iowa.htm
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/iowa/

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