The "show Me" State
History of MO
- Missouri is known as the "Show Me State".
- St. Louis; is also called, "The Gateway to the West" and "Home of the Blues".
- Kansas City has more miles of boulevards than Paris and more fountains than any city except Rome.
- Missouri was named after a tribe called Missouri Indians; meaning "town of the large canoes"
- Jefferson City, Missouri, the state's capital, was named for Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States.
- Missouri's oldest community, Saint Genevieve, was founded as early as 1735.
- In 1812 Missouri was organized as a territory and later admitted the 24th state of the Union on August 10, 1821.
- In 1865 Missouri became the first slave state to free its slaves.
- The U.S. gained Missouri from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803
Famous People From Missouri
- Eminem(Marshall Mathers) born October 17, 1972
- Tech N9ne(Aaron Yates) born November 8, 1971
- Chuck Berry born October 18, 1926
- Ashley Purdy born January 28, 1984
- Mark Twain(Samuel Langhorne Clemens) born November 30, 1835
- George Washington Carver born July 12, 1864
- John Goodman born June 20, 1952
- Harry S. Truman born May 8, 1884
- Cedric the Entertainer born April 24, 1964
- Redd Foxx born December 9, 1922
Executive Officers of Missouri
- Governor Jay Nixon
- Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder
- Secretary of State Robin Carnahan
- State Auditor Thomas Schweich
- State Treasurer Clint Zweifel
- Attorney General Chris Koster