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All About Missouri

State Facts

Missouri was the 24th state to join the union. It became a state on August 10, 1821.

State facts about Missouri

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

Missouri State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Missouri

A to Z Kids Stuff - Missouri

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Missouri

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Missouri

Mr. - 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.

Explore the States - Missouri

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Missouri

Facts & Trivia about Missouri - Missouri

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Missouri

Awesome America - Missouri

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Missouri.

Missouri Map/Quiz Printout

Missouri State Quarters Coloring Pages

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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