Welcome Arkansas, Iowa, and Oklahoma Investors!

August 11, 2020

We recently welcomed residents of Arkansas, Iowa, and Oklahoma to Lending Club’s online credit marketplace as platform investors! To celebrate these states, which bring the total number of investor states to 33, we’d like to share some of their most interesting facts. 


Many know Arkansas as “The Natural State,” but do you know why?

  • Both designated in 1967, the diamond is the official state gem and the quartz crystal is the official state rock. In fact, Mount Ida is known as the Quartz Crystal Capital of the World.
  • The Magnet Cove region claims to contain 102 varieties of minerals.
  • Crater of Diamonds State Park, located in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, is the only public diamond mine in the world.


Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are entirely formed by water; the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers line either side of the state. But what’s inside Iowa?

  • Iowa’s state bird is the Eastern Goldfinch, its state flower is the Wild Prairie Rose, and its state tree is the Bur Oak.
  • Iowa is the only state in the US whose name begins with two vowels and whose abbreviation consists of two vowels (IA).
  • The Iowa State Capitol is the only state capitol to feature five domes, a central golden dome surrounded by four smaller domes.


Oklahoma is known as the “Sooner State” because of the people who were first to stake territory claims in the Land Rush of 1889, but that wasn’t Oklahoma’s only original moment:

  • The world’s first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City on July 16, 1935.
  • The first shopping cart was invented by an Oklahoman named Sylvan Goldman.
  • Bob Dunn, a musician from Beggs, Oklahoma, invented the first electric guitar in 1935.


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