Missouri: The Show Me State
Map of U.S. showing location of Missouri


CAPITAL: Jefferson City

STATEHOOD: 1821; 24th state

ATTRACTIONS: Gateway Arch, Mark Twain National Forest, Lake of the Ozarks

FUN FACT: Missouri’s is said to be called the Show Me State because a congressman once declared ‘You have got to show me,’ meaning that fancy words didn’t impress him, but deeds did.

Missouri state flag
State Flower: white hawthorn; State Bird: bluebird; State Animal: Missouri mule; State Quarter



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Photo credits: Michael Mill, Dreamstime (bluebird); Elena Zinina, Dreamstime (hawthron); Bambi L. Dingman, Dreamstime (mule); Gaussian Blur, iStockphoto (quarter); Wayne Mckown, Dreamstime (flag)

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