- Admitted to statehood: Aug. 10, 1861
- Origin of name: Algonquin Indian tribe named after the Missouri River
- Capital: Jefferson City
- Nickname: "The Show Me State"
- Motto: "Salus Populi Suprema Les Esto" (Translation: The Welfare
of the People Shall Be the Supreme Law")
- Bird: Eastern Bluebird
- Flower: Hawthorn Blossom
- Song: "Missouri Waltz"
- Stone: Mozarkite
- Tree: Flowering Dogwood
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