One of the most important things we learned was the state motto:
Ad Astra Per Aspera -- To the Stars Through Difficulty
As it turns out, only Kansans understand this, and it is quite perplexing to outsiders why we even care. I'm not sure why it's so precious to us, but it is, SO LAY OFF.
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|Hey, there, Iowa!|
Iowans don't just live in the state that has MIMAL's* nose, but they also love a good, super long party that involves biking across the whole damn state. Ragbrai just ended in Iowa and the addition of cycling to state pride is not only a great thing to learn about, but it lends itself to some fun visuals as well.
|I'm not hardcore enough to be an Iowa cyclist.|
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Minnesota in all its rainbow glory!
Just incase you were wondering, see me at Booth 71 in Loring Park, across the from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Saturday and Sunday.
*MIMAL: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Lousiana
Our social studies teacher gave us this trick for learning the states bordering the west side of the Mississippi River...he's the dude who helps us learn!