On The Road To Statehood – Celebrating 175 Years – 1839.

1839 – How did the name “Hawkeye” become associated with Iowa?

Hawkeye Fact #1:

Our Hawkeye story all started in Burlington, Iowa.

Hawkeye Fact #2:

There were two men from Burlington who were largely responsible for the adoption of the Hawkeye nickname: Judge David Rorer (above-left) and newspaperman, James G. Edwards (above-right).


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