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Happy Birthday! Iowa celebrating 170 years today

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

What do you get something that is turning 170?

Today is Iowa's 170th birthday.

Iowa became the 29th state in the Union on Dec. 28, 1846.

Iowa's governor was Ansel Briggs, Iowa City was the capital, and William “Buffalo Bill” Cody was an infant in Le Claire.

There's a birthday party for Iowa at the State Historical Museum in Des Moines from 1-4 p.m. There will be a butter sculpting class along with birthday games.

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