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!

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  • 9 years ago
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    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

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Sheryl Crow, Brad Pitt, Sara Evans are from MO

    Ike and Tina Turner started in St Louis.

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  • 3 years ago

    The Hallmark Museum - you pass simply by fact "it is there"; regardless of the undeniable fact that it is quite relaxing & unfastened, plus you get a unfastened card and you get to apply the ribbon gadget! it quite is quite better than one relaxing reality... KC is an exceptionally relaxing city so i'd desire to arise with different relaxing data, yet you will would desire to await yet another question.

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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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