Ten fun facts about Missouri


Fact 1
Missouri is commonly referred to as the “Show Me State.”

Fact 2
In 1912 Captain Berry became the first person to successfully parachute from an airplane in flight. The jump took place in St. Louis, Missouri.

Fact 3
Iced tea was invented in Missouri in 1904 at the St. Louis World’s Fair by Richard Blechyden.


Fact 4
The most destructive tornado in the state took place on March 18, 1925. It lasted for 3 hours and resulted in the death of 823 people, and injured nearly 3,000 others.

Fact 5
Missouri is considered to be the most “neighborly” states along with Tennessee. Both of these states are bordered by as many as 8 other states.

Fact 6
The first two state capitols that were erected in Jefferson City both burned to the ground. The first one burned down in the year 1837 and the other in 1911.

Fact 7
It has been determined that this state houses more fountains than all of those in Rome. It also features a higher number of boulevards than Paris.

Fact 8
The tallest human in medical history was from St. Louis. His name was Robert Pershing Wadlow and he was 8 feet 11.1 inches in height.

Fact 9
Missouri is unanimously recognized as the first state to free its slaves.

Fact 10
The biggest cash generating crop in this state is soybeans.


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Short about Missouri
Is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
2,358,270
Population
6,024,522
Per capita income
$25,546
Life expectancy in number of years
77.5
Statehood
August 10, 1821
Capital
Jefferson City
Largest city
Kansas City
Number of billionaires
6
State dance
Square Dance
State bird
Eastern bluebird
State mammal
Missouri mule
State fish
Channel catfish
State tree
Flowering Dogwood
State flower
Hawthorn

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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