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STATE Overview

State Capital

Jefferson City

Year Admitted

August 10, 1821

State Order


State Nickname

The Show-Me State

State Tree

Flowering Dogwood

State Animal

Missouri Mule

State Bird

Eastern Bluebird


State Fish

Channel Catfish

State Flower


State Crop


State Landmarks

St Louis Gateway Arch, Silver Dollar City, Lake of the Ozarks

State Facts

Missouri was named after a Sioux tribe of Indians called the Missouris, which means "wooden canoe people." You can take an elevator to the top of the arch and look out windows to see the city of St Louis. This Gateway Arch is 630 feet tall making it the tallest man-made national monument in the United States.

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