The "show Me" State

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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
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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
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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