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Tartan Details - Iowa

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Iowa" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 6051
STWR ref: none
Designer: Osweiler, Mark
Tartan date: 01/09/2004
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: District
Restrictions:
Registration notes: Iowa has a rich history of Scottish influence in the founding of towns, cities,and counties; and that history is reflected in place names and celebrations throughout Iowa. Iowans of Scottish & Scots-Irish descent have shown leadership in the fields of science, industry, literature, politics, exploration, & conservation. The Iowa Scottish Heritage Society desired to give to the people of Iowa a tartan that symbolizes the state. Blue for the sky, rivers & lakes. Green for the fields our farmers plant. Black for the rich soil for which we are blessed. White for the snow we get. Red for the barns and the state flower the wild rose. Brown (Tan) for the earth. Yellow for corn and the state bird the Goldfinch. Adopted by the State of Iowa General Assembly, House resolution No 149 by Heaton & Whitaker (undated). Sample.
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Where tartans were recorded before the establishment of the Scottish Register of Tartans (SRT) on 5 February 2009, the original Scottish Tartans Authority (STA) and the Scottish Tartans World Register (STWR) reference numbers have been retained. The new SRT reference number can be found in the address box on your browser (url).

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