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5 Fun Facts About August 24 In Iowa History

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Here are five interesting facts about August 24 in Iowa history:

1. In 1886, the town of Ruthven was established in Palo Alto County.

2. In 1951, the city of Rockwell was hit by a tornado causing significant damage to the area.

3. In 1984, the Sloan Diamond was discovered in Woodbury County, one of the largest diamonds found in the United States.

4. In 1905, the Council Bluffs Interstate Fair opened, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the country.

5. In 1903, the first Iowa State Fair was held in Des Moines, featuring agricultural exhibits, competitions, and entertainment, which continues to be an annual event in August.
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