Tuesday Trivia Answer: March 06, 2012

The answer to yesterday’s trivia question (“What is Iowa’s state nickname?”) is the Hawkeye State.

Judge David Rorer of Burlington found the name in James Fenimore Cooper’s novel, Last of the Mohicans, and used it to refer to the state’s residents. Publisher James Edwards, also of Burlington, used the term to honor Chief Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk and Fox tribes in the area that is now eastern Iowa. He popularized its usage by changing the name of his newspaper from The Iowa Patriot to The Burlington Hawk Eye.

Congratulations to our winner, Pam Murphy, 07PHR!

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