Fun facts about Missouri?
I need to write a research paper on Missouri and I'm freaking out because I have no clue what to write about. What's a cool topic I can write about? I need something interesting, not the state bird or something. Thank you so much for your help!
- steamroller98439Lv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
Missouri was the 24th state in the United States and became a state on August 10th, 1821. It was also the birthplace of our the 33rd President, Harry S. Truman; born in Lamar, Missouri [near Joplin] on May 8, 1884.
Capitol: Jefferson City
Largest City: St. Louis
Residents Named: Missourians
State Nickname: "The Show-Me State"
Origin of the Name 'Missouri': Missouri was named for an Algonquin Indian word that means "river of the big canoes."
State Motto: "Salus populi suprema lex esto". The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law.
Area - 69,709 square miles. Missouri is the 21st largest state in square miles in the USA.
Major Industries: Corn and soybean farming, zinc and lead mining, aircraft equipment, cars and beer
Highest Point: Taum Sauk Mountain - 1,772 above sea level
State Bird: Bluebird
State Tree: Flowering Dogwood
State Animal: Missouri Mule
State Insect: Honey Bee
State Aquatic Animal: Paddlefish
State Fish: Channel Catfish
State Flower: White Hawthorn
State Nut Tree: Eastern Black Walnut
State Fossil: Crinoid
State Mineral: Galena [lead sulfide]
State Rock: Mozarkite
State Musical Instrument: Fiddle
State Folk Dance: Square Dance
- Anonymous5 years ago
Sheryl Crow, Brad Pitt, Sara Evans are from MO
Ike and Tina Turner started in St Louis.
- demuzioLv 44 years ago
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- 5 years ago
It's bordered by more states (7) then any other state in the union.
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