Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Got Facts

Hello all! i have a project on missurri! Does any one have any facts on missurri??


  1. Hi Cam its Hana here is stuff I hope helps bye. P.S Tell me if it does.

    Missouri was the 24th state in the USA; it became a state on August 10, 1821.
    State Abbreviation - MO
    State Capital - Jefferson City
    Largest City - Kansas City
    Area - 69,709 square miles [Missouri is the 21st biggest state in the USA]
    Population - 5,595,211 (as of 2000) [Missouri is the 16th most populous state in the USA]
    Name for Residents - Missourians
    Major Industries - farming (corn, soybeans), mining (zinc, lead), aircraft equipment, cars, beer

    Presidential Birthplace - Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar (near Joplin) on May 8, 1884 (he was the 33rd US President, serving from 1945 to 1953).

    Major Rivers - Mississippi River, Missouri River, Osage River
    Major Lakes - Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake, Clearwater Lake, Lake Wappapello
    Highest Point - Taum Sauk Mountain- 1,772 feet (540 m) above sea level
    Bordering States - Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee

    Origin of the Name Missouri - Missouri was named for an Algonquian Indian word that means "river of the big canoes." State Nickname - The Show Me State
    State Motto - "Salus populi suprema lex esto " - The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law
    State Song - Missouri Waltz

    Dinosaur Fossils Found in Missouri - Parrosaurus, a small tyrannosaurid (perhaps Albertosaurus), hadrosaurs (duck-billed dinosaurs)

  2. I can't help with MO, but if you need anything about IN or NC, call me! BTW, the post you were talking about on my blog...that is our cousin Rachel.