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.
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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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