Interesting Missouri facts
    Missouri Facts
    State of Missouri
    Nickname Show Me State
    Capital Jefferson City
    Largest city Kansas City
    Population 6M (Rank:18)

    Interesting Missouri facts


    Which was the first European settlement west of the Mississippi River?
    Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, founded in 1735 by French Canadian colonists, was the first organized European settlement west of the Mississippi River.

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    First kindergarten
    America's first public kindergarten was founded in September 1873 by Susan Blow in the St. Louis neighborhood of Carondelet.

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    Gateway to the West
    Independence, Missouri was the starting point for the Oregon Trail. St. Joseph, Missouri was the starting point of the Pony Express and Franklin, Missouri was the beginning point for the Santa Fe commerce wagon route.

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    Homecoming
    The University of Missouri originated the now-universal tradition of Homecoming in 1911.

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    Home of Budweiser
    The Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis is the largest beer producing plant in the United States. It makes Budweiser, the best selling beer brand in the world.

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    The Spirit of St. Louis
    Charles Lindbergh’s flight from Long Island to Paris May 20-21, 1927, took 33 and one half hours to complete and was the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight in history. Named The Spirit of St. Louis in recognition of the St. Louis, Missouri, businessmen who funded its construction, Lindbergh’s single-engine plane had a 46-foot wingspan and weighed 2,150 pounds when empty.

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    Fountains
    Kansas City, Missouri has more fountains than any city in the world except Rome.

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    Live Music Show Capital
    Branson is the number one tour-bus destination in the United States. Known as the "Live Music Show Capital of the World," Branson offers more than 50 live performance theaters.

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    Big Spring
    Big Spring, located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways system, is the nation's largest single-outlet spring; one of the largest in the world. On average, it gushes 278 million gallons a day; with a maximum daily flow of 846 million gallons.

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    Scenic Riverway
    The Ozark National Scenic Riverways, in southeast Missouri, was the nation's first federally designated scenic riverways system. It preserves sections of the Current River and the Jacks Fork River.

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    Nickname Show Me State List
    Capital Jefferson City List
    Largest city Kansas City List
    Largest metro St. Louis Metro (rank: 20) List
    Motto Salus populi suprema lex esto
    ("Let the good of the people be the supreme law")
    List
    Abbreviation MO List
    Population 6 million (rank: 18) List
    Population density 87 per mile2 (rank: 28) List
    Life expectancy 77.5 (rank: 40) List
    Median age 38.4 years (rank: 29) List
    Area 69,704 mile2 (rank: 21) List
    Median household income $59,196 (rank: 21) List
    Statehood August 10, 1821 (24th state) List
    Mean elevation 800 ft (244 m) List
    Highest point Taum Sauk Mountain 1,772 ft (540 m) List
    Governor Eric Greitens (R)
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