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.
State Name: Missouri
Capital of Missouri State: Jefferson City
Date of Statehood: August 10, 1821
Missouri State Population: 5,800,310 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: 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.
Primary 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.
Missouri State Nickname: The Show Me State
Missouri State Motto: Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law.)
Missouri State Flower:
Hawthorn (Crataegus missouriensis)(Legislation of 1923)
Missouri State Tree: Flowering Dogwood (Legislation of 1955)
Missouri State Bird:
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)(Legislation of 1927)
Missouri State Fish: Channel Catfish (Legislation of 1997)
Missouri State Insect: Honey Bee (Legislation of 1985)
Missouri State Gemstone: Mozarkite (Legislation of 1967)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Missouri State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Missouri State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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