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
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.
Missouri Virtual Field Trips