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Missouri

Missouri State Map - EVSP

History: Missouri became a state on August 10, 1821. It was the 24th state to join the United States.

The first successful parachute jump to be made from a moving airplane was made by Captain Berry at St. Louis, in 1912.

Famous People from Missouri: George Washington Carver, Mark Twain, Dick Van Dyke, Sheryl Crow, Kate Spade, Jack Dorsey, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes (see http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-missouri for a more comprehensive list)

  • State Capital: Jefferson City, Missouri
  • State Nickname (Official): “The Show Me State”
    This nickname reflects the overall mentality of the people in Missouri, wanting proof.
  • Largest Cities (Population): Kansas City, St. Louis, Columbia, Lee’s Summit, O’Fallon
  • Average Climate: 21-88°F (average low in winter to average high in summer)
  • Regional Foods: Toasted ravioli, St. Louis-style pizza, gooey butter cake, fried morel mushrooms, baked mostaccioli, and fried catfish and hushpuppies (see http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/missouri/14-dishes-you-have-to-eat-in-mo/)

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION, AND VISITORS BUREAUS

Comprehensive Visitors Guide: https://www.visitmo.com/

HISTORIC SITES

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in Missouri is available at http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/missouri/historical-landmarks-mo/

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATERS, MUSEUMS, AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in Missouri include:

Minor / Major League Sports

Major league sports teams in Missouri include:

Minor league sports teams in Missouri include: