Joe H asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

what is the nick name of missouri but not the motto?

im 14 and this paper is pritty retarded and im in summerschool


the show me stat is the moto

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  • Gina
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    The motto "United We Stand,Divided we Fall"

    The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law


    The Show Me State: This most widely recognized nickname for Missouri was in use in the late 1890s. It's not known exactly where or how this nickname originated.

    The most popular story regarding this nickname revolves around remarks made by United States Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver who served as a member of the U.S. House Committee on Naval Affairs. Mr. Vandiver, a scholar, writer and lecturer with a passing resemblance to Mark Twain, was speaking to Philadelphia's Five O'Clock Club. Questioning the accuracy of an earlier speaker's remarks he concluded "I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me."

    Another story is that the nickname originated as a derogatory reference to Missouri miners working in Leadville, Colorado. During the Colorado miner's strike, men from Joplin, Missouri were brought in to work the mines. It is said that the Missouri workers, unfamiliar with Colorado mining methods, required frequent instructions from the pit bosses. "That man is from Missouri. You'll have to show him."

    Another legend indicates that the name originated on passenger trains. Around 1897, hundreds of free train passes were given to Missouri legislators. The conductors, when told that a free pass was being used, would say "You've got to show me."

    Yet another story centers around soldiers stationed at Chickamauga Park in Tennessee in 1898 at the start of the Spanish-American War. It is said that the gate guards were from St. Louis, Missouri and that any soldier wanting to leave the encampment to go to town was required to "show" the guards a pass.

    Regardless of its origin, the nickname has stuck and can be found on Missouri license plates. It has come to represent Missourians as stalwart, perhaps somewhat stubborn and with a dedication to common sense.

    The Cave State: This nickname references the thousands of caves found in Missouri. Over 5,600 caves have been registered and more are discovered each year. At least 20 of these caves are public "show" caves. Show caves are open to the public with guided tours.

    The Lead State: Missouri's lead production has been second to none in this country. The "Old Lead Belt," located in the eastern Ozark Mountains helped Missouri achieve its status as the premier lead mining area of the world. Cities named Leadington, River Mines, Old Mines and Leadwood reflect the influence of lead mining in Missouri. Missouri's official State Mineral is Galena, a major source of lead ore.

    The Bullion State: It is said that this nickname originated with Thomas Hart Benton. The first Missouri Senator, Mr. Benton was elected for five terms becoming the first man to serve 30 years in the U.S. Senate. Senator Benton steadfastly supported hard currency; gold and silver. Because of his opposition to banks and paper money, a political stance against monopolies and "eastern capitalists," he was popularly known as "Old Bullion."

    The Ozark State: Missouri has been called "The Ozark State" because of the Ozark Mountains.

    Mother of the West: This name and "The Gateway to the West" have been used to refer to Missouri's location and its historical base for western expansion. The Oregon and Santa Fe trails both begin in Missouri. The Pony Express and the Butterfield Overland Mail Route both originated in Missouri. The 630 foot Gateway Arch, in St. Louis, pays tribute to Missouri's role in westward expansion.

    The Iron Mountain State: This nickname comes from Iron Mountain, so named because of the very large veins of iron ore that were found there.

    The Puke State: This distasteful name is said to refer to the large gathering of Missourians in 1827 at the Galena Lead Mines. According to George Earlie Shankle, PhD, in State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols, 1938, " many Missourians had assembled, that those already there declared the State of Missouri had taken a 'puke.'"

    Pennsylvania of the West: This name may have originated because of the similarity of Missouri's and Pennsylvania's mining and manufacturing economies.

  • 4 years ago

    Missouri Motto

  • 1 decade ago

    I believe that the nickname is "The Show Me State".

    Yes, I checked - The Show Me State is the officially adopted nickname. Other (unofficial) nicknames for Missouri are:

    The Bullion State

    The Cave State

    The Lead State

    The Ozark State

    The Official Missouri State Motto is "Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto", which means "The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law."

  • 5 years ago

    what is her name

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Show-Me State!

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