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Missouri (MO) - Real Estate
Missouri Association of REALTORS®
2601 Bernadette Place
Columbia, MO 65205
(573) 445-8400 - (800) 403-0101 - Fax (573) 445-7865
Missouri Real Estate Commission
3605 Missouri Blvd
P.O. Box 1339
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1339
(573) 751-2628 - TTY (800) 735-2966 - Fax (573) 751-2777
Nicknamed “The Show Me State”, Missouri gained statehood
in 1821 as the 24th state.24th state. It is also known as the “Gateway
To The West” and “Home Of The Blues”. Jefferson City
is the capital named after President Thomas Jefferson.
President Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, May 8, 1884.
Missouri is bordered by Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,
Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The five largest cities are Kansas
City, St Louis, Springfield, Independence and Columbia.
Agriculture includes cattle, soybeans (which bring the most money as
a crop into the state), hogs, dairy and poultry. Industry includes food
processing, chemical products, transportation equipment and metal products.
In 1865 Missouri became the first slave state to free its slaves.
At the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented.
An ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to help
by rolling up waffles to hold ice cream.
Kansas City has more miles of boulevards than Paris and more fountains
than any city except Rome
The arch is probably one of the most recognized icon of any state.
Construction began in 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965. A
trip to the top of the arch reveals breathtaking vistas of St. Louis
as well as the Mississippi River. It contains an excellent underground
museum of western expansion.
In 1889, Aunt Jemima pancake flour, invented at St. Joseph, Missouri,
was the first self-rising flour for pancakes and the first ready-mix
food ever to be introduced commercially.
Not just California ... The most powerful earthquake to strike the
United States occurred in 1811, centered in New Madrid, Missouri. The
quake shook more than one million square miles, and was felt as far
as 1,000 miles away.
Some of the state symbols are:
The flower is the hawthorn, the bird is the bluebird, the fish is the
channel catfish, the tree is the flowering dogwood, and the animal is
Ahhhh Branson. The city that invented itself. Branson and the Tri-Lakes
area serves up to 65,000 visitors a day. With dozens of music centers
and halls built by some of our most popular singers and musicians, there
is music to satisfy the most discerning fans.
Not far from Kansas City is a unique find. The steamboat Arabia sank
in the mud in the mid 1800’s and has now been unearthed. The find
revealed precious information about the western movement. Thousands
of artifacts were preserved in the mud and now reveal much of the way
people lived at that time.
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