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|Entered the Union: August 10, 1821 (24)||Capital: Jefferson City|
|Origin of Name: Algonquian Indian word meaning "river of the big canoes"|
|State Nicknames: Show Me State • Gateway to the West • Home of the Blues|
|State Motto: Salus populi suprema lex esto
(The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)
|State Horse: Missouri Fox Trotter||State Bird: Bluebird|
|State Animal: Mule||State Flower: Hawthorn|
|State Song: “Missouri Waltz"||State Tree: Dogwood|
|National Forest: 1 • State Parks: 48|
|Famous for: Branson Country Music Shows, Bass Pro Shops, St. Louis Gateway Arch|
|Famous Missourians: Burt Bacharach (songwriter), Yogi Berra (baseball), Bill Bradley (basketball), George Washington Carver (scientist), Walter Cronkite (TV newscaster), Walt Disney (artist), T.S. Eliot (poet), Redd Foxx (comedian), Betty Grable (actress), Jesse James (outlaw), Scott Joplin (composer), Pat Metheny (jazz guitarist), James C. Penney (merchant), Marlin Perkins (TV host), Vincent Price • Dick Van Dyke • Dennis Weaver (actors), Harry S. Truman (President), Mark Twain • Laura Ingalls Wilder (authors)|
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