Herbert Hoover, the 31st U.S. president, grew up in West Branch, Iowa until age 9, when he was orphaned and sent to live with relatives in Oregon. He served as president from 1929 to 1933. Test your knowledge on his Iowa roots and influence worldwide.
State and county fairs have existed in Iowa since the mid-1800s. Iowa’s State Fair was first held on October 25 to 27, 1854 in Fairfield, Iowa, and county fairs existed before that. As of 2014, there were 106 state, county, and regional fairs in Iowa.