Iowa (IA) State Flag The 29th state, admitted 1846
The woman of Iowa were instrumental in finally determining a Iowa state flag. A design submitted to the governor by Mrs. Dixie Gebhardt, of The Daughters of the American Revolution of Iowa, was selected. Created from the Iowa state seal, she used the flying eagle holding a scroll in its beak. On the scroll is the Iowa state motto. To recall Iowa's purchase through the Louisiana Purchase from France, three bold vertical stripes, blue, white and red, are arranged as in the French flag.