The printed information card that was mounted at the base of each state's flag pole.
A STATEMENT BY THE GOVERNOR
Iowa is one of the nation's richest farm states. It is known as the "land where the tall corn grows" and is often called the "Corn State." About one fourth of the top-grade farm land in the United States is in Iowa and the state produces about one tenth of the country's food supply each year. The black soil probably has a greater value than all the silver and gold mines in the entire world.
Iowa is not entirely a farming state. Factories in many towns and ciries process foods from the state's agricultural products. Cedar Rapids has the largest breakfast food mill in the world. Newton has the largest washing machine factory. Many insurance companies have headquarters in Des Moines. The state has the country's largest door and millwork factory and the manufacture of farm machinery is also an important industry.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Albert D. Rosellini, Governor of the State of Washington, do hereby designate May 12, 1962, as
STATE OF IOWA DAY
and urge the people of Washington to extend their traditional warm hospitality to our many friends from the "Hoosier State" to the Seattle World's Fair.
Remember Telegrams? Thin strips of printed paper glued to larger pieces of paper and quickly delivered by a messenger.
The Post Office saluted Iowa on their Honor Day, May 12, 1962, at the World's Fair .
Gov. Erbe's Administrative Assistant John Lewis wasted no time in thanking Jack on behalf of the governor.
Thank you letter from Iowa Governor Erbe to Plaza of the States Coordinator Jack Gordon.
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