Thursday 16 October 2008

Map of Missouri

Postmarked Saint Louis, MO and dated 15 November 2004.

The Show Me State
Capital: Jefferson City
Area: 69,674 sq miles
Flower: Hawthorn
Bird: Bluebird
Tree: Dogwood

Missouri has the nickname "Gateway to the West" because it served as a departure point for settlers heading to the west, and St Louis is known as the "Gateway City". Missouri was originally acquired from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase and became defined as the Missouri Territory. Part of the Missouri Territory was admitted into the union as the 24th state in 1821.
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  1. It's also known as the "show me" state, and it's mascot is a mule. I spent one hot summer in basic training in the Army in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri a long time ago. Not fond memories.

  2. Thanks Valdese Blogger. I'm sorry it didn't bring back better memories for you :)


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