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the horrible first job of many Iowa teens: detasseling corn

one of my favorite places to have worked: the capitol in Des Moines

state flower: Wild Rose

state bird: Goldfinch

MargotMadison: November 2010

I was at Iowa State in 1984 and joined the push to name our stadium after Jack Trice, the first black football player at ISU who died of injuries sustained on that field.

  • Brian Barth

    If you are interested in more info about John "Jack" Trice's life checkout the stories that this ISU alum has been putting together over the past couple of years to answer some of the questions about Jack

The Mother Mosque Of America, during the Iowa floods of 2008

Iowa Women's Archives at University of Iowa Library

Iowa's first bourbon since Prohibition. I like this better than Templeton Rye.

Breitbach's - it's burned down twice, and been rebuilt by the people of Balltown

  • jess davis

    i so miss the very 1st place it had so much history and a bar from a tavern i went to when i was young.

The computer was invented in Iowa by John Vincent Atanasoff. He had to go elsewhere to finish it, but it started here.

Corn, baseball and dreams

Top 10 Baseball Movies of All-Time ... - We Are Movie Geeks

Some states have oceans. We have skies - and new types of clouds.

Deep fried butter, or anything else you can imagine, on a stick at the Iowa State Fair.

Love seeing Bryce play

Heeeere's where Johnny was from!

Love the Amana Colonies: marvelous breads, furniture, family-style restaurants, rhubarb wine

In loving memory of Richard Lord Acton, member of British Parliament, who chose Iowa as his second home.

It cracks me up that Riverside did this

World Bird Sanctuary: Join WBS and see the world!

One of my roommates went to Corinne Shover's modeling school with Terry Farrell.