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Missouri Quick Facts
- State Capital: Jefferson City
- State Bird: Bluebird
- State Animal: Mule
- State Tree: Flowering Dogwood
- State Nickname: The Show Me State
- State song: “Missouri Waltz”
Other Missouri Facts
St. Louis is known as “The Gateway to the West”
Boulevards and Fountains
Kansas City has more boulevards than Paris and more fountains than any city except Rome.
The most powerful earthquake to strike the U.S. was centered in Missouri.
Jefferson City, Missouri, is named after Thomas Jefferson
Little House on the Prairie
Laura Ingals Wilder, author of Little House on the Prairie, grew up in Missouri.
Missouri By the Numbers
Height of Taum Sauk Mountain, the highest point in Missouri.
Height of St. Louis native Robert Pershing
Height of the St. Louis Arch