All About Missouri

How Missouri Was Created

In 1803 the state we all know and love was born The-Show-Me-State! The-Show-Me-State. was discovered by its founders Father Jacque Marquette and Louis Joliet. At the time they didn't know they had found new land. They happened to be traveling at the time when the had found the new state. The-Show-Me-State became the 24 state August 10, 1821


Your probably wondering, "What in the world is The-Show-Me-State!?!" The-Show-State is a nickname for Missouri because people often did not believed that everything they was not true so people would show them the truth. Thats how Missouri got it's nickname.

Lets Take a Tour!

Does Missouri have any adventure? Well Missouri holds the largest cave, the Marvel Cave. The Marvel Cave has 10 miles! Wow thats a lot! Another cave you might like to visit is the Mermic Caverns. It is filled with all kinds of jewels. That cave really does sparkle!

Famouse Historians

There is soo much history here in Missouri. Here is just a few of the many historians some of them you might already know a lot about and some people are very new and you didn't know they had an important role in our community today.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain was born on November 3, 1835 in Florida which is also Missouri. His real name was Samuel Clemons. Samuel Clemons grew up in Hannibal Missouri. Sadly Samuel died April 21, 1910 in Redding Connecticut

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was born around 1865 in Diamond grove Missouri. His parents were slaves. George was always interested in plants. When he got older her worked at a college teaching people how to become farmers. George died on January 5, 1943 in Tuskegee Alabama.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in St.Louis Missouri. Her real name was Marguerite Johnson. When Maya was 12 she moved to Sanfransisco. She is most famous for her poetry

Roy Wilkins

Roy Wilkins was born on August 30,1901 in St.Louis Missouri. Roy Wilkins was a civil rights leader. He lived and worked in Kansas City Missouri. He died September 8,1981 New York City.