Missouri is called the "Show Me State," because its people have a reputation for believing only what they see.
Its name is an Algonquin Indian term meaning "river of the big canoes."
Originally home to a number of Indian tribes, the state entered the Union in 1821.
Today, more than half the population lives in Missouri's two major cities--Kansas City and St. Louis.
The dogwood is the state tree, the bluebird is the state bird and
the capital is Jefferson City.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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