History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Iowa
Iowa is situated between the rivers of the Missouri and the Mississippi right in the heartland of American. The state is mostly rural dotted with smaller towns and the
intermittent mid-sized city. Although Iowa is pretty much unfamiliar to people living outside the state and often confused with Idaho, natives are fiercely proud to live
in the Hawkeye state. If you’re relocating to the state of Iowa, you’ll discover a low cost of living along with low crime rates plus lots of wide open space, and
friendly neighborhoods with a focus on family life.
The first Europeans to visit the area were the French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet in 1673. The U.S. obtained control of the area in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase,
and during the first half of the 19th century, there was heavy fighting between white settlers and Indians. Lands were taken from the Indians after the Black Hawk War in
1832 and again in 1836 and 1837.
When Iowa became a state in 1846, its capital was Iowa City; the more centrally located Des Moines became the new capital in 1857. At that time, the state's present
boundaries were also drawn.
The Iowa Board of Regents is composed of nine volunteer citizens appointed by the governor to make policy decisions, coordinate and oversee state universities, two special
K-12 schools and affiliated centers.
Iowa's three public universities include: Iowa State University, Ames. The University of Iowa, Iowa City and the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
Iowa has four major college teams playing in Division I for all sports. In football, Iowa State University and the University of Iowa compete in the Football Bowl
Subdivision (FBS), whereas the University of Northern Iowa and Drake University compete in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Although Iowa has no professional
major league sports teams, Iowa has minor league sports teams in baseball, basketball, hockey, and other sports.
There are 122 public use airports in Iowa. The airports in Iowa are well connected to the other states of USA. The airports in Iowa use up to date technology as the state since all kinds of weather.
Iowa is a fairly large state with 122 airports in Iowa. The only international airport in Iowa is the Des Moines International Airport.
Des Moines International Airport receives nearly two million passengers annually. Des Moines International Airport are Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Comair-Delta Connections, Continental Express, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, US Airways and United Airlines. Private meeting rooms, business center and conference rooms are available to conveniently have business meetings.