Revolutionary France and the US were thick as thieves at one time. Plus France owned a big chunk of what is now the southern US. But I don't know enough geography to know if Iowa is anywhere near that! Could Iowa have been explored by French explorers? Or maybe they're just big copycats and stole the French flag colours for their own, LOL!
You are brilliant! Looked it up and found this:"The flag has a red, white and blue background, like the French flag; this symbolizes the fact that Iowa became a part of the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase (this area had been part of France, but was sold to the USA in 1803)."
Thank you for posting this. It’s exactly what I was looking for!
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