Everything you should know when Moving to Missouri
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The boldness of character of a state is evident from its nickname: Missouri is also known as the Show-Me state. A very challenging nickname indeed and it also has a few things to show to its visitors and residents! The state would be familiar and ring a bell to anyone who has read Mark Twain and his stories Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. It all centers on Missouri, as this was Twain’s home state.
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We have compiled a brief note on the history and social background of the state, to familiarize you with your new state of residence.
France’s claim to the entire region was based on Sieur de la Salle’s travels in 1682. French fur traders established Ste. Genevieve in 1735, and St. Louis was first settled in 1764. The U.S. gained Missouri from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and the territory was admitted as a state following the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Missouri’s economy is highly diversified. Service industries provide more income and jobs than any other segment, and include a growing tourism and travel sector. Wholesale and retail trade, manufacturing, and agriculture also play significant roles in the state’s economy. 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. Missouri mines produce 90% of the nation’s principal (non-recycled) lead supply. Other natural resources include iron ore, zinc, barite, limestone, and timber. The state’s top agricultural products include grain, sorghum, hay, corn, soybeans, and rice. A vibrant wine industry also contributes to the economy.
Tourism draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to a number of Missouri points of interest: the country-music shows of Branson; Bass Pro Shops national headquarters (Springfield); the Gateway Arch at the Jefferson National Expansion (St. Louis); Mark Twain’s boyhood home (Hannibal); the Harry S. Truman home and library (Independence); the scenic beauty of the Ozark National Scenic River ways; and the Pony Express and Jesse James museums (St. Joseph). The state’s different lake regions also attract fishermen and sun-seekers from throughout the Midwest.
Here are a few quick facts about Missouri:
Capital: Jefferson City
Racial break-up: White: 4,748,083 (84.9%); Black: 629,391 (11.2%); American Indian: 25,076 (0.4%); Asian: 61,595 (1.1%); other race: 45,827 (0.8%); Two or more races: 82,061 (1.5%); Hispanic/Latino: 118,592 (2.1%).
Motto: Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)
Flower – hawthorn
Bird – bluebird
Aquatic animal – paddlefish
Fish – channel catfish
Musical instrument – fiddle
Rock – mozarkite
Mineral – galena
Insect – honeybee
Tree – flowering dogwood
Tree nut – eastern black walnut
Animal – mule
Dance – square dance
Missouri Day: third Wednesday in October
Nickname: Show-me State
Origin of name: Named after the Missouri Indian tribe. “Missouri” means “town of the large canoes.”
10 largest cities: Kansas City, 444,965; St. Louis, 344,362; Springfield, 150,298; Independence, 110,208; Columbia, 91,814; Lee’s Summit, 80,338; St. Joseph, 72,661; O’Fallon, 69,694; St. Charles, 62,304; St. Peter’s, 54,209
State parks and historic sites: 81
Residents are called: Missourian
* The smartest State designation is awarded on the basis of 21 factors selected from Morgan Quitno’s Annual Reference Book, Education State Rankings, 2006-2007. Rates for each of the 21 factors were processed through a formula that measures how a state compares to the national average for a given category. The end result is that the farther below the national average a state’s education ranking is, the lower and less smart it ranks. The farther above the national average, the higher and smarter a state ranks.