Missouri

Skyler Miller

Why To Come To Missouri

  • St. Louis University is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River
  • Was the second territory to gain state hood from the Louisiana Purchase
  • Became apart of the union in 1821
  • 24th state to join the union
  • The hot dog was introduced in the 1904 World Fair in St. Louis
  • Iced Tea and the ice cream cone were also introduced at the 1904 World Fair
  • Held the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • Tied for most bordering states with Tennessee at 8
  • The name "Missouri" originates from Native American meaning Big Canoe
  • Home of the 1985 World Series Champs

Famous State Symbols

State Capitol: Jefferson City

State Bird: Blue Bird

State Dance: Charleston

State Animal: Donkey

State Fish: Channel Catfish

Famous Missourians

  • Harry S. Truman
  • Brad Pitt
  • Walt Disney
  • J. C. Penny
  • Scott Joplin
  • George Washington Carver
  • Satchel Paige
  • John Goodman
  • Dick Van Dyke
  • Samuel Clemmons aka Mark Twain

Missouri Officials

  • Governor: Jay Nixon
  • Lt. Governor: Peter Kinder
  • Secretary of State: Jason Kander
  • State Auditor: Thomas Schwiech
  • State Treasure: Clint Zweifel
  • Attorney General: Chris Koster