State of Missouri


The state of Missouri was named after a tribe of Sioux Indians of the state called the Missouris. The word “Missouri” means “wooden canoe people” or “he of the big canoe.”
Capital City: Jefferson City
Largest City: Kansas City
State Nickname: ‘The Show Me State’
State Motto: Salus populi suprema lex esto
State Bird: Bluebird
State Flower: Hawthorn
State Tree: Flowering Dogwood
Stte Animal: Missouri Mule
State Insect: Honeybee
State Fish: Channel Catfish
State Reptile: Three toed box turtle

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