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Missouri is known as the "Show Me State". The 'Show Me State' expression may have began in 1899 when Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver stated, "I'm from Missouri and you've got to show me."

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  • 1750 - Missouri is first in the nation in production of lead. Lead deposits led the French to found Sainte Genevieve, the first permanent European settlement in Missouri, about 1750.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ missouri.html

  • 1811 - 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.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ missouri.html

  • 1812 - A portion of the Territory of Louisiana became the Territory of Missouri;
    the first general assembly of the Territory of Missouri met and the five original counties were organized: Cape Girardeau, New Madrid, St. Charles,...Read MORE...


  • 1821 - President James Monroe admitted Missouri as the 24th state; the state capitol was temporarily located in St. Charles

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm

  • 1826 - Jefferson City designated Missouri's state capitol

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm

  • 1837 - Missouri's first capitol in Jefferson City destroyed by fire

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm

  • News 1838 - October 27 - Governor Lilburn Boggs issued the "Extermination Order" against Mormons living in Missouri, demanding that members of the Mormon church leave the state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm
    October 27, 1838

  • News 1843 - May 22 – The first major wagon train headed for the American Northwest sets out with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri on the Oregon Trail.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 22, 1843

  • 1854 - Missouri
    Missouri, one of the largest of the United States, and the first formed wholly W. of the Mississippi river, is bounded on the N. by Iowa, (from which ...Read MORE...


  • 1861 - October 30 – American Civil War: The bill for Missouri's secession from the Union is passed.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 30, 1861

  • 1865 - Missouri became the first slave state to free its slaves.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ missouri.html

  • 1875 - A grasshopper plague in Missouri caused an estimated $15 million worth of damages

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm

  •  Missouri, USA

    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  •  Missouri, USA
    Main Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
    Postcard
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    Electric Park, Kansas City, Missouri
    Postcard
  • 1901 - First Missouri State Fair opened at Sedalia

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm

  • News February 13, 1905 - Morning lows of -29 degrees at Pond AR, -40 degrees at Lebanon KS, and -40 degrees at Warsaw MO established all-time records for those three states

    The Weather Channel
    February 13, 1905

  •  Missouri, USA
    Indian Mound Park, Hannibal, Mo.
    Postcard
  • 1911 - Missouri State Capitol building completely destroyed by fire after being struck by lightning

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm

  • News 1915 - HAVOC WROUGHT IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS BY HIGH WINDS AND LIGHTNING. Heavy Fall of Rain Turns Many Streams Into Raging Torrents - Homes Demolished and Bridges Washed Out.
    Kansas City, Mo. - Nineteen deaths and many persons injured was the result of the terrific windstorm in Missouri and Kansas on Friday.

    A list of...Read MORE...


  • News 1928 - July 7 – The first machine-sliced and machine-wrapped loaf of bread is sold in Chillicothe, Missouri, using Otto Frederick Rohwedder's technology.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 7, 1928

  • 1931 - Bagnell Dam completed, forming the Lake of the Ozarks

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm



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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

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Indian Mound Park, Hannibal, Mo.
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  • 1750 - Missouri is first in the nation in production of lead. Lead deposits led the French to found Sainte Genevieve, the first permanent European settlement in Missouri, about 1750.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ missouri.html
  • 1811 - 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.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ missouri.html
  • 1812 - A portion of the Territory of Louisiana became the Territory of Missouri;
    the first general assembly of the Territory of Missouri met and the five original counties were organized: Cape Girardeau, New Madrid, St. Charles,... Read MORE...

  • 1821 - President James Monroe admitted Missouri as the 24th state; the state capitol was temporarily located in St. Charles

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm
  • 1826 - Jefferson City designated Missouri's state capitol

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm
  • 1837 - Missouri's first capitol in Jefferson City destroyed by fire

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm
  • News  1838 - October 27 - Governor Lilburn Boggs issued the "Extermination Order" against Mormons living in Missouri, demanding that members of the Mormon church leave the state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm
    October 27, 1838
  • News  1843 - May 22 – The first major wagon train headed for the American Northwest sets out with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri on the Oregon Trail.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 22, 1843
  • 1854 - Missouri
    Missouri, one of the largest of the United States, and the first formed wholly W. of the Mississippi river, is bounded on the N. by Iowa, (from which ... Read MORE...

  • 1861 - October 30 – American Civil War: The bill for Missouri's secession from the Union is passed.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 30, 1861
  • 1865 - Missouri became the first slave state to free its slaves.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ missouri.html
  • 1875 - A grasshopper plague in Missouri caused an estimated $15 million worth of damages

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm
  • 1901 - First Missouri State Fair opened at Sedalia

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm
  • News  February 13, 1905 - Morning lows of -29 degrees at Pond AR, -40 degrees at Lebanon KS, and -40 degrees at Warsaw MO established all-time records for those three states

    The Weather Channel
    February 13, 1905
  • 1911 - Missouri State Capitol building completely destroyed by fire after being struck by lightning

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm
  • News  1915 - HAVOC WROUGHT IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS BY HIGH WINDS AND LIGHTNING. Heavy Fall of Rain Turns Many Streams Into Raging Torrents - Homes Demolished and Bridges Washed Out.
    Kansas City, Mo. - Nineteen deaths and many persons injured was the result of the terrific windstorm in Missouri and Kansas on Friday.

    A list of... Read MORE...

  • News  1928 - July 7 – The first machine-sliced and machine-wrapped loaf of bread is sold in Chillicothe, Missouri, using Otto Frederick Rohwedder's technology.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 7, 1928
  • 1931 - Bagnell Dam completed, forming the Lake of the Ozarks

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm

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