I Iowa is second in the nation in the number of grainfed beef produce

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1 I Iowa is second in the nation in the nu
I Iowa is second in the nation in the number of grain-fed beef produced. Quaker Oats at Cedar Rapids is one of the many agri- them-are independent provide livelihoods marvel at produc by the technology- oriented, highly-mechanized agricultural land grain-fed beef and produced 1.2 corn and farms are an average 250-acre, $51,000-a- year business venture that stimulates a variety foreign export produce nearly worth of crops and Srates each year. Dairying contributes $231 nlillion to Iowa's $6.7 bil- /inn to

2 tal farm OLltDUt lowa leads the natio
tal farm OLltDUt lowa leads the nation in livestock marketings. In 1973, lowa produced 25.3% of total U.S. com- mercial hogs slaughtered and 12.7% of total U.S. commercial cattle slaughtered. Last year lowa led the nation in corn production and was the first state to exceed a billion bushel yield. The well-marbled, juicy, taste-tanta lizing corn- fed stedks come from lowa feedlots. Sioux City has become the No. 1 stockyards center in the nation. Forty-four abattoirs in lowa quick-chill beef and pork for maximum

3 freshness. This fresh meat is then quick
freshness. This fresh meat is then quickly transported to the nation's super- markets and restaurants in refrigerated trucks to insure the tastiest and freshest red meats possible. Some of the nation's top packing houses are located in lowa. Specialized luncheon meats, specially-cured hams and a wide assortment of sausages and bolognas are processed and dis- tributed from lowa specialty packing plants. An estimated 30 per cent of the U.S. shoe leather and a large number of the nation's footballs rustic lake-front black so

4 il eye can for the or visitor, a fact-pa
il eye can for the or visitor, a fact-packed The Little Church at weddings annually in- spiritual "Church her- tage. Thousands of vlsrtors annually come to the Grotto of t Redemption at West Bend, one of the world's largest. hfF Iowa's four seasons and the state's many lakes, rivers and 1 riding, hiking, I 1- Three Interstate transport network 3,510 are registered for interstate commerce. lowa is a leader in aviation, ranking 13th in the nation in public use airports. Currently, 89 all-weather airports serv

5 e lowa I with more scheduled for complet
e lowa I with more scheduled for completion during the next year. The state ranks 11th in the nation in the number of all-weather facilities. I There are nearly 3,000 general aviation aircraft I. in use in Iowa. The state ranks 17th in the number of aircraft and 17th in the number of active pilots. Many manufacturing companies and private businesses own and operate their own corporate planes. Because of Iowa's flat topography many k &.. .. . ! industries maintain private landing facilities on or adjacent

6 to their plants. lowa is the only state
to their plants. lowa is the only state having two navigable rivers on its borders. The Mississippi and Missouri carry hundreds of thousands of tons of barge freight up and down the waterways. Sioux City, located in the heart of the corn belt, is the northern most terminal for international barge shipping on the Missouri river. Nearly all lowa communities have or may obtain access to rail service. The state ranks fifth nationally in miles of class I railroad track, has 9,400 active railroad employees, eight class I and six

7 class ll railroads and more than 11,6
class ll railroads and more than 11,600 miles of trackage. All class I railroads serving lowa offer "piggy- back" service. Oneday Five barge lines Missouri rivers Iowa's west borders. the only rivers for low-cost river Excellent schools, from pre-school through graduate study, are a way I of life in lowa. for outstanding education The fact that lowa consistently has led the nation in functional literacy ratings can be attributed to the state's outstanding school system. lowa has 453 public school districts, 374 p

8 arochial and private schools, 30 private
arochial and private schools, 30 private colleges and universities, 2 professional and technical colleges, 16 area voca- tional schools and area community colleges, 6 private junior colleges and three state universities. The University of lowa at lowa City, with an enrollment of 20,528, has a beautifully landscaped campus. Among the 98 buildings on the campus are the Administration Building, once Iowa's Capitol Building, and University Hospitals, one of the nation's leading medical units. lowa State University at Ames ha

9 s an enrollment of 19,267 and trains stu
s an enrollment of 19,267 and trains students in eight major fields: agriculture, agricultural engineering, home eco- nomics, engineering, science and humanities, veteri- nary medicine, education and the field of graduate study. The agricultural branch, including the Experimental Station now working on the develop- ment of agricultural by-products for industrial use, has earned an international reputation for excellence. The University of Northern lowa at Cedar Falls, with an enrollment of 9,496, operates on a four- quar

10 ter basis. Alumni from the university ha
ter basis. Alumni from the university have made the school famous the world over. The Campanile of lowa State University at Ames. IOWA: its historic dates In 1673 Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Mar- quette became the first white men to set foot on lowa soil. Julien Dubuque, a fur trader, obtained sanction from the Indians in 1788 to work the lead mines and settled near the present city of Dubuque. The Louisiana Territory, including the present State of lowa, was purchased by the United States from France for $15

11 million in 1803. In 1805 the Mississipp
million in 1803. In 1805 the Mississippi River was explored by Zebulon Pike and the Missouri River was explored by Lewis and Clark. The first fort in lowa was built in 1808 at Fort Madison. lowa became a free territory in 1820 under of the Missouri Compromise. The first school in lowa was established in 1830 by Dr. Isaac Galland in Lee County. The Indian title to the Black Hawk Purchase was transferred in 1833 to the United States and settlers were permitted to remain in eastern lowa. The first lowa newspaper, the Dubuq

12 ue Visitor, was printed in 1836 at Dubuq
ue Visitor, was printed in 1836 at Dubuque. The Territory of lowa was established in 1838, Robert Lucas was the first governor and the population then was 22,859. lowa became a state on December 21,1846, when the Act of Congress was signed by President Polk; the population had grown to 102,388. The Uni- versity of lowa open- ed in 1855 at lowa City. A train crossed the Mississippi at Daven- port in 1856 on the first bridge to be corn- ( pleted over the river. I Iowa was called "Beautiful Land btr its first citizen,

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