Moving from Hawkeye State to the Golden State
Iowa is the only state in the US that is completely bordered by rivers on its east and west borders. The state is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and by Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. Besides having two natural borders, Iowa is also bordered by six states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
A look back into the history of Iowa
During the colonial times, Iowa was part of French Louisiana, an administrative district of New France that was under French control from 1682 to 1762 and from 1801 to 1803. Iowa was also part of Spanish Louisiana, which was an administrative district of the Viceroyalty, New Spain from 1763 to 1801.
Iowa became part of the USA after the “Louisiana Purchase” in 1803. The territory of Louisiana in 1803, besides Iowa, included land from 14 other US states such as Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. Part of the Louisiana territory were also two Canadian provinces. The United States acquired the majority of the Louisiana Territory on December 1803 and France transferred all its authority to the US.
After this major purchase by the US, the foundation for an economy based on agriculture was laid in the heart of the Corn Belt region which has dominated the corn production in the US since the 1850s. During the 20th century, Iowa’s economy was not only based on agriculture, but also manufacturing, processing, information technology, green energy production, financial services, and biotechnology.
5 Interesting Facts About Iowa
1- The state has been listed several times as one of the safest states to live in the US.
2- Iowa’s nickname is the Hawkeye State.
3- Dubuque is Iowa’s oldest city.
4- West Okoboji is the deepest natural lake, Spirit Lake is the largest glacier-made lake, and East Okoboji is the longest natural lake in Iowa.
5- Iowa is home to Knoxville’s National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, the only museum in the US that is dedicated to preserving the history of sprint car racing.
California is not among the safest places to live in the US, but it is not one of the most dangerous ones to live in either. The Golden State is home to so many wonderful cities where you can “build” a new home and start a new life. Palo Alto, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, San Diego, Victorville, Sacramento, Oakland, Long Beach, and Santa Clara are among the best cities you can pick as soon as you make up your mind to move to California.
Here are some interesting facts about California:
1- The state is home to The General Grant Tree which was named the US national Christmas tree in 1925.
2- California will surpass its 40 million mark if its population continues to grow at the same rate.
3- California is the first state in the US that has reached a trillion dollar economy in GSP (gross state product).
4- The real name of Webster Lake is “Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg” and it is the world’s longest lake name according to the Guinness Book of Records.
Moving to California with a car
It is highly recommended to move to this spread-out state with a car and make your life easier before you even set foot in any Californian city. To register your car in California, make sure you prepare and submit all the required documents within 20 days after you establish your move. For more detailed info, check out the California DMV website.