Missouri State
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Missouri State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Missouri as the 24th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Missouri.

State Name:
Missouri

Abbreviation:
MO

Capital:
Jefferson City

Date of Statehood:
August 10, 1821

Population:
5,800,310 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Missouri's top agricultural products include grain, sorghum, hay, corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, barley, tobacco, and rice. A well-established grape and wine program brings together aspects of agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism to support a vibrant vintner industry.

Primary Industry:
Missouri is a leading producer of transportation equipment (including automobile manufacturing and auto parts), beer and beverages, and defense and aerospace technology. Food processing is the state's fastest-growing industry, well suited to the state's blend of agricultural, natural, energy, and transportation resources. Missouri mines produce 90% of the nation's principal (non-recycled) lead supply.

Nickname:
The Show Me State

Motto:
Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law.)

Flower:
Hawthorn (Legislation of 1923)
Picture of the Hawthorn, the official state flower of Missouri.

Tree:
Flowering Dogwood (Legislation of 1955)

Bird:
Eastern Bluebird (Legislation of 1927)
Picture of the Eastern+Bluebird, the official state bird of Missouri.
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Fish:
Channel Catfish (Legislation of 1997)

Insect:
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1985)

Gemstone:
Mozarkite (Legislation of 1967)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Missouri.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Missouri.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Missouri.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Missouri state.
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