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On this day – Iowa became our 28th State

December 28, 2025

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 28 of December, repeating indefinitely

On December 28, 1845, Iowa was admitted to the Union as our 28th state. Iowa is known for its rich farmland, and deservedly so – it is the top producer in the country of corn, pork, and eggs.

Did you know? During the Civil War, Iowa sent a larger percentage of men to serve the Union than any other state.

What’s in a name? “Iowa” is believed to have been derived from the name of the local Ioway tribe.

Stone City, Iowa, Grant Wood, 1930

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer

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December 28, 2025
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