Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Iowa Interesting Fact

In September 1855, there were 124 students at the University of Iowa.  Forty - one of them were women!

Another interesting fact:  My husband's parents both were University of Iowa Graduates.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Iowa Interesting People

Marion Robert Morrison, better known as John Wayne, was born in Winterset in 1907.

Abigail Van Buren, aka "Dear Abby" was born Pauline Esther Friedman on July 4th, 1918 in Sioux City.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Iowa University/Sports

Only 59 days after Iowa became a state, The University of Iowa (originally named The State University of Iowa) was founded.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Iowa Attraction

UGH!!!!!! A week + has gone by since my last post.  The heat and sun zap my energy and ambition. I can handle a snowy day much better than a hot, humid day....Bring on September!!!!!!! Anyhow, back to our "etsy" tour! From here on I will try to stay focused and on task!

Herbert C. Hoover's the 31st President of the United States was born in West Branch in 1874.  In 1965 his birthplace and surrounding 188 acres were declared a National Historic Landmark..

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Iowa Historical

In 1846 when Iowa became a state, its capital was Iowa City.  In 1857, Des Moines became the new capital based on it's more central location.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hello Iowa!

It took me a week to get from Indiana to Iowa...I must have taken a wrong turn somewhere...!

Iowa became a state in 1846.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

IND Interesting People and Fact

James Dean, an American film actor was born in Marion, on February 8, 1931.

Kurt Vonnegut, an American writer was born in Indianapolis on November 11, 1922.

Indiana interesting fact...
Twenty-two graduates of Purdue University became astronauts.  Included in those twenty-two are, Gus Grissom (one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts), Neil Armstrong (the first person to walk on the moon), and Eugene Cernan (the last person to walk on the moon).