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.
Date of Statehood:
August 10, 1821
5,800,310 (US Census 2005 estimate)
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.
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.
The Show Me State
Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law.)
Hawthorn (Legislation of 1923)
Flowering Dogwood (Legislation of 1955)
Eastern Bluebird (Legislation of 1927)
Channel Catfish (Legislation of 1997)
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1985)
Mozarkite (Legislation of 1967)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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