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Home of the Largest strawberry is Strawberry Point.  The oldest water tower in Iowa is in Scranton. The state’s
       oldest city is Dubuque. The largest glacier-made lake in the state is Spirit Lake.  The largest Danish settlement in
    the United States is in Elk Horn.  The largest natural Lake in Iowa is East Okoboji. Iowa’s only town on an island
       is Sabula. Largest Cities: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, and Waterloo-Border States: Illinois, 
       Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Capital City: Des Moines-Statehood: December 28,
  1846 (29th)-Population: 2,872,000 Nickname: Hawkeye State Corn State-Motto: Our liberties we prize and our
   rights we will maintain. Origin of State Name: From the Dakota Indian word "Ayuhwa," meaning  "sleepy ones,"
          referring to a tribe living in that area-Counties: 99-Largest Cities: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City,
           Waterloo-Border States: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin-Land Area: 55,965 sq.mi.;
    25th largest Highest Point: Osceola County, 1,670 ft.-Lowest Point: Mississippi River, 480 ft.-State Bird: Eastern
                  Goldfinch-State Flower: Wild Prairie Rose (rosa pratincola)-State Tree: Oak (quercus) State Song: The Song of Iowa-State
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