49 Interesting & Fun Facts About Missouri State to Discover Story

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49 Interesting & Fun Facts About Missouri State to Discover Story

Most people don't know many interesting and fun facts about Missouri state. However, there is...

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Missouri Fun Facts

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It was the 24th state

To start this list of facts about the state of Missouri, you should know that...

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Missouri is also called the "Cave State"

Many people are unaware of some of Missouri's unofficial nicknames. One of its most popular...

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Mark Twain was born here

Mark Twain is one of the most important writers in American literature. With his intelligent...

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There are a lot of famous Missourians

There are many interesting historical facts about Missouri; one of them is that it has...

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It has the largest beer-producing plant in the US

Anheuser-Busch is the largest beer production company in the world. With factories all over the...

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Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver coined a nickname

Missouri might unofficially be called the "Cave State," but that's not the nickname you'll find...

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Table Rock Lake is renowned for fishing

One of the most interesting Missouri facts is that some of the state's best fishing...

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It was home to the first successful parachute jump

People have always been fascinated with the idea of flying. Ever since the 1400s and...

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It had its own version of Grand Central Terminal

For many years, Missouri depended on the railroad to connect with the rest of the...

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The state motto is "salus populi suprema lex esto"

Every state has adopted a phrase that's meant to embody the culture and beliefs of...

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Taum Sauk Mountain is the highest point

If you want to feel like you're on top of the world while in Missouri...

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The total land area is nearly 70 thousand square miles

With nearly 70 thousand square miles within its borders, Missouri is the 18th largest state...

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Missouri means "wooden canoe people"

If you're interested in Missouri facts, you should know where its name comes from. Missouri's...

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Country Club Plaza was the first suburban shopping center

A Missouri fact that most people don't know is that it was the home of...

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The Gateway Arch commemorates the US' Westward Expansion

Construction of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis started in 1963, and it has since...

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Interesting Facts About Missouri

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George Washington Carver was born here

George Washington Carver is yet another historic US figure who came from a humble Missouri...

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Missouri is home to the American Jazz Museum

Music has always been an important part of American culture. Jazz music, in particular, has...

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The ice cream cone is a state symbol

Missouri has its fair share of state symbols. However, one of the most fun facts...

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Harry S. Truman called Missouri home

Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States. As a 2-term president...

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Rome inspired the Missouri State Capitol

The Missouri State Capitol is the center of the state's government. It was the 3rd...

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The Pony Express started here

Getting mail across the country after the Westward Expansion was of the utmost importance. Before...

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Jesse James spent most of his life here

Jesse James was a notorious outlaw who gained fame in the 1800s. Though he reached...

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A World War II battleship shares its name

The U.S.S. Missouri was a battleship that saw action in World War II, Korea, and...

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The Kansas City Royals won two world series

There are many sports-related facts on Missouri as well. For example, did you know that...

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Weird Facts About Missouri

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The Missouri River is the longest in the US

When many people think about mighty US rivers, the Mississippi comes to mind. However, did...

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A dinosaur is a state symbol

Did you know that there are two potential answers if you look up the Missouri...

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The capital isn't St. Louis

St. Louis is arguably Missouri's most well-known city. It might surprise many to learn that...

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The eastern bluebird is a happy symbol

The Missouri state bird also gets the honor of being considered a symbol of happiness...

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The state flower is up for debate

If you look up the Missouri state flower, a few different answers come up. While...

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Missouri History Facts

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The state contributed many Civil War soldiers

One of the most interesting facts of Missouri is that it's one of the states...

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Saint Louis University is one of the oldest in the USA

When Saint Louis University opened in the 1800s, it allowed students in the Midwest to...

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The state boomed in the 19th century

Missouri was first settled by US residents in the 1800s at the beginning of the...

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The Mississippi River marked the western territory

The Mississippi's path runs from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Due to its...

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There are 6 Native American tribes in Missouri

Like every other state in the USA, Missouri was once occupied exclusively by Native American...

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Cool Facts About Missouri

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The state flag is symbolic

The Missouri state flag can be seen hanging on official state government buildings. It's a...

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There were 2000 earthquakes in 5 months

If you're looking for scary but cool Missouri facts, here's one you won't want to...

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Missouri Day is a state holiday

If you happen to be in Missouri on January 4th, you might notice a few...

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It has the smallest national park in the US

Gate Arch may be less than a century old, but it's still considered an important...

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Kansas City has the most fountains in the country

Kansas City has managed to make a name for itself as the fountain capital of...

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Important Facts About Missouri

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It's home to the USA's largest animal

With its vast and varied landscape, the US is home to thousands of animals. However...

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There are over 7000 caves in the state

As you've already read, Missouri is also affectionately known as the "Cave State." That's due...

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90% of the state has been affected by a single tornado

Some Missouri facts and information you should know before you visit are regarding its weather...

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It was the first state to free slaves

The 13th amendment to the US Constitution officially abolished slavery in the country. It was...

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The inventor of the microchip was from here

Modern technology has made the use of microchips essential to daily life. Practically everything you...

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Random Facts About Missouri

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The first ready-mix food was invented here

Making cooking more convenient has always been at the forefront of food companies. Today, it's...

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Food processing is the fastest-growing industry

Missouri's economy is driven by multiple industries. Agriculture, energy, and health are just some examples...

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People have lived here for over 11 thousand years

Much of the United States was first populated by nomads who crossed the Bering Strait...

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Europeans came to Missouri in 1673

No list of Missouri facts and history would be complete without mentioning the first Europeans...

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The highest temperature was 118

Missouri is on the border between what is considered the north and the south of...

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