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Famous For Beef

Hawkeye State

Corn State IL

Name: this is the place (Chiwere)

Distinction: Iowa is the only state name consisting of the last and first of two other state names. It looks like this:
Geographic Oddity: Iowa has a town named Carter Lake that's in Nebraska. Really! Look it up!

Famous Native: Peter Schickele ~ discoverer of P. D. Q. Bach
Famous Small Town: Amana [pop.<1K] ~ self-sufficient community that became a corporation

Notable Landmarks:
  Natural = Eagle Point
  Man-Made = Grotto of the Redemption

Favorite City Name: What Cheer

Something you might hear a Hawkeye say: "I'm going to take a nap on the Davenport."
(This is not to be confused with the city of Davenport. It's a sofa, or, for you Canadians out there, a Chesterfield.)

Little Known Factoid: Iowa's budget deficit has grown . . .

If I could live anywhere in Iowa, it would be in Carter Lake, because of the aforementioned geographic oddity.