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.

Saint Louis, Missouri: Depression Era Photographs


Kansas City, Missouri At The Turn Of The Century



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