Missouri was the 24th state to join the union. It became a state on August 10, 1821.
Capital - Jefferson City
Abbreviation - MO
Nickname - The Show Me State
Motto - "Salus populi suprema lex esto " - The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law
Song - Missouri Waltz
Bird - Bluebird
Flower - White Hawthorn
Insect - Honey bee
Area - approximately 69,709 square miles
Websites for studying about Missouri
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Missouri
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Missouri
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Missouri resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Missouri
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Missouri
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Missouri.
In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.
Missouri Virtual Field Trips
Miniature MuseumSt. Louis
Virtual field trip onlineThe museum opened June 27, 2001 and features dollhouse miniatures in all scales. The museum has a gift shop and a library devoted to miniatures.
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