Wikipedia:WikiProject Iowa

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This WikiProject was formed to improve and create articles related to the U.S. state of Iowa with a spirit of cooperation. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on the formatting, layout, and improvement of such articles. Any questions you have can be asked at the talk page. To participate, simply add your name at the member section below.

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Project collaboration[edit]

Iowa – This is our main article, and is in great need of improvement. Let's try to improve it to at least Good Article status, aiming for Featured Article status. A suggested model is the article on Minnesota, which has achieved Featured Article status.

Project divisions[edit]

  • Communities (talk) — Cities, towns, villages and boroughs
  • Physical geography (talk)— Regions, parks, climate, physical features
  • Transportation (talk)— Roads, trails, rail, ferries, and airplanes in and around Iowa
  • Culture (talk)— Music, art, icons, mass communication
  • People (talk) — Includes Iowa natives and those residents who have shaped Iowa
  • Government (talk) — Federal, state and local politics and politicians related to Iowa.
  • History (talk) — History of Iowa during and prior to statehood
  • Economy (Talk) — Major Iowa industries, employers, trends, and history relating to the economy of Iowa

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Active members[edit]

To join WikiProject Iowa, edit this section and add # ~~~~ and any comments to the end of the following list of members.

  1. Philosopher Let us reason together. (founder) - Keeping the project's recent changes link reasonably up-to-date. Also working on Iowa Politicians articles.
  2. McMillin24 contribstalk 21:26, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
  3. Firsfron of Ronchester 22:54, 5 September 2006 (UTC) (lived all over Eastern Iowa)
  4. Iowahwyman 22:57, 5 September 2006 (UTC) Currently in Des Moines; lived all of my 30 years in Iowa
  5. Ben Brockert (42) 23:02, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
  6. Lini – Have lived in Eastern Iowa for the past 20 years :)
  7. Ted 16:23, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
  8. Josh 21:30, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
  9. Brent Butler contribstalk 17:12, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
  10. master_sonLets talk - Founder of Iowa State Highway WP
  11. Allen Huffman 18:18, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
  12. Iowacrusader 03:53, 26 November 2006 (UTC) - SE Iowa student
  13. ObtuseAngle 04:20, 13 March 2007 (UTC) Not living in the state currently, but very much an Iowan. You can change where you are, but you can't change where you're from!
  14. Psychless 20:35, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
  15. Sultec 16:51, 30 July 2007 (UTC) I've lived most of my life in Earling.
  16. Captain panda 02:41, 8 September 2007 (UTC) I live in Sioux City and I edit Iowa articles sometimes.
  17. Mookie89 22:16, 16 October 2007 (UTC) - Formerly of Burlington and University of Iowa alumni
  18. Ctjf83Talk
  19. Wikijsmak (talk) 03:41, 7 July 2008 (UTC) has completed an expansion of stubs of all Iowa Congressmen since statehood and has created pages for Iowa congressional districts 8 through 11, completing the set
  20. Bill Whittaker 11 July 2008. Iowa archaeology and history. I take small town photos as well.
  21. Kepper66 (talk) 21:44, 3 September 2008 (UTC) Born and raised in Iowa. I Love our history!
  22. Fredddie 01:01, 13 October 2009 (UTC) In Des Moines by way of Clinton.
  23.  Buaidh  15:30, 11 June 2010 (UTC) Portal:Iowa creator
  24. Frood! Ohai What did I break now? 00:21, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
  25. RifeIdeas Talk October 22 2010 From Hiawatha, Cities, politicians and history are my interests.
  26. J. Edgar Vekilnik, Jr. (talk) 13:58, 14 December 2010 (UTC) I'm a retiree living in Pocahontas County, Iowa. I'm mostly interested in getting rid of vandalism, but the Iowa pages sure could use some help!
  27. cReep 30 December 2010. From Millville Township but grew up mostly in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I'm interested in the history of townships in Iowa, especially those in Clayton County, Iowa.
  28. aflafla1 Native of Lyon County keeping tabs on wind power in Iowa among other things.
  29. InFlamester20 (talk) 05:43, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
  30. ErikVKing Native of Davenport, IA and have made and am interested in adding more to the page Rockingham Township, Scott County, IA
  31. Metraff (talk) 20:48, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
  32. Farragutful 16:28, 6 February 2013 (UTC) Grew up in Davenport and lived in eastern Iowa most of my life.
  33. MB298 MB298 (talk) 19:36, 26 November 2015 (UTC) While I am not from Iowa and have never visited the state, the Iowa Registers contain useful information and such and I am interested in improving Iowa political articles.
  34. bojo1498 talk 23:27, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  35. Dustin C. Oliver (talk) 06:00, 18 January 2016 (UTC) Originally from Alabama, currently live in Bettendorf and contribute by editing and providing pictures for articles related to historic properties and people of Scott County.
  36. Fredsteve3 (talk) 20:05, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
  37. Eric-Wester (talk) 18:21, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
  38. Bardoleg (talk) 06:11, 26 October 2017 (UTC)
  39. Fondycardinals (talk) 02:43, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
  40. jfjagar (talk) 00:36, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  41. CreativeCartel (talk) 09:29, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  42. Dolotta (talk) 04:49, 31 August 2018 (UTC) -- I mostly look at keeping assessments up-to-date.

Inactive members[edit]

Users who haven't edited in a year.

  1. . Arch O. La Grigory Deepdelver 07:15, 5 September 2006 (UTC). Out of Oskaloosa, IA.
  2. DBQer 20:01, 25 February 2007 (UTC) - Student living in Dubuque
  3. bigcurrens 19 March 2007
  4. Wingman1331 14:46, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
  5. drmartini- 16:20, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
  6. SpoonThief 21:04, 20 May 2007 (UTC) - Currently Living in Dubuque, and planning to go the the University of Iowa in 3 or so years
  7. Ecombmiami
  8. Iamanadam Born in Davenport, live in Georgia.
  9. Knoethe 9:49, 11 January 2008
  10. TehGus 08:09, 7 July 2008 (CST) From Dubuque.
  11. cryptod I have a friend that lives in Iowa and I am going to move there currantly live in massachusets though
  12. User:Brettstout(talk) An Iowa resident and student at the University of Iowa
  13. GrandpaDave Originally from southwest Iowa, Indianola since 1982.
  14. User:Hawkeyefan490 Living in Burlington, have lived here for all of my life.
  15. mickeylynne08 12:56, 30 March 2009 (UTC) Born in Harper, now living in Cedar Falls attending UNI.
  16. Kyle 10 October 2004. From Sioux City, Iowa. I am a fact checker with substantial creditability for statistics and finance.
  17. John From Fairfield, Iowa. Knowledgeable about the state of Iowa's, cities and towns.
  18. Colbycheeze 13 March 2011. From Estherville, Iowa and an alumnus of Iowa State University. I'm interested Estherville, Iowa and Iowa State University history. I reside in Raleigh, North Carolina where I am attending graduate school at North Carolina State University studying Soil science.
  19. Dave Native of Black Hawk County and resident of Waterloo.

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Iowa Barnstar[edit]

The Iowa Barnstar is the unofficial Iowa Wiki award.

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The Iowa Barnstar can be awarded to anyone who makes excellent contributions to Iowa-related articles. Feel free to share this award. User:Yourusername (talk) 12:00, today's date (UTC)


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