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<br>Iowa's rivers provided transportation routes bringing European traders, trappers and explorers like the Frenchmen, [http://www.greatriverroad.com/Pere/marquetteBio.htm Jacques Marquette] and [http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/marquettejolliet.html Louis Joliet] in 1673. Prior to this exploration the land was occupied by the [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Fox], [http://umbrigade.tripod.com/articles/ioway.html Ioway], [http://www.tolatsga.org/pota.html Potawatomi], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/oto/otohist.htm Oto], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/siouan/missourihist.htm Missouri], [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Sauk], and [http://www.sonofthesouth.net/union-generals/sioux-indians/sioux-indians.htm Sioux] Native Americans.&nbsp;The [http://www.gatewayno.com/history/LaPurchase.html Louisiana Purchase] gave the U.S. control of Iowa in 1803. The [http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/blackhawk/ Black Hawk Purchase] in 1833 brought the first official American village. Iowa was populated with settlers pioneering in from Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When [http://iagenweb.org/history/moi/MOIChp2.htm Iowa] became a [http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath.cfm?ounid=ob_000124 State in 1846], its capital was Iowa City. Iowa’s current borders were drawn in 1857 when Des Moines in Polk county became home of the new State Capital.
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[[Image:IowaStateCapitol.jpg|thumb|left|200px|IowaStateCapitol.jpg]] [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/index.html/The Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Iowa] in Des Moines primarily collects manuscript records of the state, including government, land, and military records; while the [http://www.iowahistory.org/State Historical Society of Iowa Library] in Iowa City has manuscript records as well as numerous published sources, censuses, and newspapers. [[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Read more]]...
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Iowa's rivers provided transportation routes bringing European traders, trappers and explorers like the Frenchmen, [http://www.greatriverroad.com/Pere/marquetteBio.htm Jacques Marquette] and [http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/marquettejolliet.html Louis Joliet] in 1673. Prior to this exploration the land was occupied by the [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Fox], [http://umbrigade.tripod.com/articles/ioway.html Ioway], [http://www.tolatsga.org/pota.html Potawatomi], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/oto/otohist.htm Oto], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/siouan/missourihist.htm Missouri], [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Sauk], and [http://www.sonofthesouth.net/union-generals/sioux-indians/sioux-indians.htm Sioux] Native Americans.&nbsp;The [http://www.gatewayno.com/history/LaPurchase.html Louisiana Purchase] gave the U.S. control of Iowa in 1803. The [http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/blackhawk/ Black Hawk Purchase] in 1833 brought the first official American village. Iowa was populated with settlers pioneering in from Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When [http://iagenweb.org/history/moi/MOIChp2.htm Iowa] became a [http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath.cfm?ounid=ob_000124 State in 1846], its capital was Iowa City. Iowa’s current borders were drawn in 1857 when Des Moines in Polk county became home of the new State Capital.
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[[Image:IowaStateCapitol.jpg|thumb|left|200px]] [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/holdings/index.html The Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Iowa] in Des Moines primarily collects manuscript records of the state, including government, land, and military records; while the [http://www.iowahistory.org/libraries/index.html State Historical Society of Iowa Library ] in Iowa City has manuscript records as well as numerous published sources, censuses, and newspapers. [[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Read more]]...
  
 
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  

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This article is about the mid-western state. For other uses, see Iowa (disambiguation).
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* Iowa Pathways contains a wealth of information relating to its history and people through text, artifacts and video clips.
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Welcome to Iowa,
the Hawkeye State

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Counties

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Iowa's rivers provided transportation routes bringing European traders, trappers and explorers like the Frenchmen, Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet in 1673. Prior to this exploration the land was occupied by the Fox, Ioway, Potawatomi, Oto, Missouri, Sauk, and Sioux Native Americans. The Louisiana Purchase gave the U.S. control of Iowa in 1803. The Black Hawk Purchase in 1833 brought the first official American village. Iowa was populated with settlers pioneering in from Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When Iowa became a State in 1846, its capital was Iowa City. Iowa’s current borders were drawn in 1857 when Des Moines in Polk county became home of the new State Capital.

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The Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines primarily collects manuscript records of the state, including government, land, and military records; while the State Historical Society of Iowa Library in Iowa City has manuscript records as well as numerous published sources, censuses, and newspapers. Read more...

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