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Welcome to Missouri! Here is a sampling of some interesting facts and trivia you will find in your personal Missouri Souvenir Passport:

    St. Louis Arch
  • The ice cream cone was invented at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 when an icecream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to help by rolling up waffles to hold the ice cream!

  • 7-Up soda was created in St. Louis Missouri

  • During Abraham Lincoln's campaign for the presidency, a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat named Valentine Tapley from Pike County, Missouri swore that he would never shave again if Abe were elected. Tapley kept his word and his chin whiskers went unshaven from November 1860 until he died in 1910, attaining a length of twelve feet, six inches!

  • St. Louisians consume more barbecue sauce per capita than in any other city in America

Missouri Passport

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The information below provides a content preview of your Missouri Souvenir State Passport. Only certain sections are available online, but the entire souvenir Missouri passport can be yours for only $5.45.

Missouri State Passport - Table of Contents

General Information
     Welcome to Missouri - The Show Me State!
     Missouri State History
     Missouri Economic Overview
     Missouri Vital Statistics
Important Missouri Cities
     St. Louis
     Kansas City
State Information
     Missouri State Flag
     Missouri State Seal
     Missouri State Animal
     Missouri State Fossil
     Missouri State Mineral
     Missouri State Rock
     Missouri State Tree and Tree Records
     Missouri State Song
     Missouri State Aquatic Animal
     Missouri State Dance
     Missouri State Bird
     Missouri State Musical Instrument
     Missouri State Capitol
     Missouri State Fish and Fish Records
     Missouri State Tree Nut
     Missouri State Dinosaur
     Missouri State Horse
     Missouri State Amphibian
     Missouri State Grape
     Missouri State Invertebrate
     Missouri State Floral Emblem
     Missouri State Insect
     Missouri State Quarter
     Missouri State Reptile
     Missouri State Nickname


Welcome to Missouri - The Show Me State!


We, the undersigned, hereby request all whom it may concern to permit the citizen named herein to enjoy without delay the hospitality and beauty of this great State and to give aid to ensure a safe and pleasant journey to the Missouri Passport bearer named herein.

Signed,



M. Lewis and W. Clark

Lewis and Clark, Missouri Explorers 1804
Welcome to Missouri



Missouri State History

Missouri--first the territory and later the state, took its name from the Missouri River. The river was named after the Missouri Indians who lived along its banks. 'Missouri' roughly means "people with canoes" and this great waterway was the settlers' artery to the west.

Native Americans, notably the mound builders, occupied Missouri long before Lewis and Clark started their westward adventure in 1804. After the War of 1812, statehood and expansion came quickly.

The gold rush to California brought settlers to Missouri and St. Louis. In 1890, Missouri's first skyscraper was built and the state entered its moder-day growth. From a population of 3,106,000 in 1900, Missouri now has more than six million people, with half of the state's population living in the metropolitan areas of Kansas City and St. Louis.

DID YOU KNOW:

  • The world's largest brewery is Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis.
  • Southeast Missouri is the world's leading producer of lead.
  • St. Louis is often called the "Home of the Blues".




Missouri Vital Statistics

State Capitol: Jefferson City
Land Area: 67,709 square miles
Length:319 miles long
Width:365 miles wide
Longest River:St. John's 275 miles long
Largest Lake:Lake of the Ozarks, roughly 1,375 sq miles
Population: 5.6 million people
Largest City: Kansas City, 445,000 people
Second Largest City: St. Louis, 345,000 people
Third Largest City: Springfield, 152,000 people
Largest County: St. Louis, 1,179 sq. miles
Highest Point: 1,772 feet, Taum Sauk Mountain
Lowest Point: 230 feet above sea level, St. Francis River
Statehood: August 10, 1821, the 24th state admitted
State Motto: "Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto" (The Welfare of the People Shall Be the Supreme Law).

DID YOU KNOW:

  • The movie The Exorcist was filmed near St. Louis.
  • St. Louis has the second largest rail center in the United States.



Your Missouri State Passport is also filled with many pages of educational state history and science. Here is another glimpse of what this unique souvenir has to offer...

Missouri State Soil and Insect



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Missouri Passports

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