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MissouriThe capital of Missouri is Jefferson City.

By:Shanthana Bhasuru

Famous PeopleOne famous person from Missouri is Mark Twain. Mark Twain was an American writer and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer(1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn(1885). Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835 inFlorida, Missouri, U.S. and died on April 21, 1910 (aged 74) inRedding, Connecticut, U.S. Another famous person from Missouri is Harry S. Truman. He is famous for being the final running mate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, Truman succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when Roosevelt died after months of declining health. Under Truman, the U.S. successfully concluded World War II; in the aftermath of the conflict, tensions with the Soviet Union increased, marking the start of the Cold War. Harry S. Truman was born on May 8, 1884 inLamar, Missouri, U.S. and died on December 26, 1972 (aged 88) inKansas City, Missouri, U.S..

Famous PlacesA famous place in Missouri is the Gateway Arch.The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot (192 m) high monument in St. Louis, in the U.S. state of Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a flattened catenary arch, it is the tallest man-made monument in the United States, Missouri's tallest accessible building, and the world's tallest arch. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and has become an internationally famous symbol of St. Louis. Another famous place in Missouri is the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. The buildings in Anheuser-Busch's brewing district date from the late 1800s and are made of brick. Many are decorated with gargoyles and other such figures on the exterior. In addition, the company has also added new buildings and renovated older ones, but the district's status as a historic site has not been compromised.

Fun Facts-Missouri is known as the " Me State".-The most destructive tornado on record occurred in Annapolis. In 3 hours, it tore through the town on March 18, 1925 leaving a 980-foot wide trail of demolished buildings, uprooted trees, and overturned cars. It left 823 people dead and almost 3,000 injured.-The state animal is the Mule.-The most powerful earthquake to strike the United States occurred in 1811, centered in New Madrid, Missouri. The quake shook more than one million square miles, and was felt as far as 1,000 miles away.-The first Capitol in Jefferson City burned in 1837 and a second structure completed in 1840 burned when the dome was struck by lightning on February 5, 1911.-Missouri was named after a tribe called Missouri Indians; meaning "town of the large canoes"

ProductsThe state's top agricultural products include grain, sorghum, hay, corn, soybeans, and rice.

Sources-https://sites.google.com/a/balboamagnet.com/missouri-amaxwell/industries-natural-resources-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Missouri-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Historic_Landmarks_in_Missouri-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_Arch-http://www.50states.com/facts/mo.htm#.UwuuKX_TnIU-"Introduction." America the Beautiful. Grolier Online, 2014. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.





Mark Twain

Harry S. Truman

The Gateway Arch

The Anheuser-Busch Brewery


Jefferson City


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