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Missouri (the state) is named after the Missouri River. Missouri River is named after the Missouri Indians.
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Emancipation in Missouri?

Emancipation Day in Missouri is traditionally celebrated in Missouri in August in such communities as Boonville, Neosho, Clinton, Joplin and others. However, for whatever reason, the Missouri legislature enacted legislation in 2003 recognizing "Emancipation Day" as June 19. This appears to be a legi (MORE)

Who discovered Missouri?

Pierre Laclede Liguest founded the city of St. Louis in November 1763. He began clearing the land for the site of the village the following February. St. Louis is located in that original site today..

Where is the Missouri River?

The Missouri River is longer than the Mississippi, into which it flows after crossing much of the Great Plains. Unfortunately, it is not as navigable for much of its length. Its tributaries begin in northern Wyoming and southern Montana. The Missouri itself touches 7 states, beginning near Three (MORE)

Who were born in Missouri?

Famous Missourians:. Burt Bacharach songwriter, Kansas City Josephine Baker singer, dancer, Saint Louis Yogi Berra baseball player, Saint Louis Thomas Hart Benton painter, Neosho William Burroughs writer, Saint Louis . Martha Jane Canary (Calamity Jane) frontierswoman, Princeto (MORE)

What is manufactured in Missouri?

The manufacture of transportation equipment, food products, fabricated metals, machinery. chemicals, plastics and rubber, printing, electrical equipment, and furniture employs the most people in the Missouri manufacturing sector.

Why did Thomas Jefferson call the Missouri compromise a firebell in the night?

Thomas Jefferson referred to the Missouri Compromise as a " fire bell in the night" because of the fact that he saw it as an extremely pressing matter. A fire bell in the night indicates there is an emergency and Jefferson saw the matter as an emergency. Jefferson knew that the federal government (MORE)

Why is Missouri called the 'Show Me State?

"I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me." 1899 speech by Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver. However, earlier than that, the phrase was originally a reference (MORE)

Why is Missouri called the show me state?

"I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me." 1899 speech by Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver. However, earlier than that, the phrase was originally a referenc (MORE)

Does it snow in Missouri?

My knowledge on that subject is that no- not often, but occasionaly and it is common during cold temperatures throughout the winter. All parts of the state experience snow.

Do they have porcupines in Missouri?

I was traveling betwee Sullivan Missouri and Cuba Missouri a few weeks ago along I44 and I saw a porcupine dead along the road. I questioned my vision and traveled back along the service road and sure enough it was a pocupine. Hope this helps.

What is the Missouri plan?

A state adopted method of choosing judges. Under this plan, the governor appoints a judge from a list prepared by a commission of judges, lawyers, and ordinary citizens. Then, in the next election, voters cast a "yes" or "no" vote on whether they want the judge to stay in office.

How safe is Missouri?

From Wikipedia:. State Population Number of Crimes per 100,000 persons (Crime Rates) [51] Violent Crime Rates Property Crime Rates Total Rank Violent Crime Homicide Rape Robbery Assault Property Crime Burglary Larceny Motor vehicle theft . Alabama 4,530,182 426.6 (MORE)

What state is Missouri in?

Missouri is a state. The country its in is the United States. Its capital is St. Louis. Its surrounded by the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. UPDATE:: THE CAPITAL IS NOT ST.LOUIS, IT'S JEFFERSON CITY. IT ALSO BORDERS OKLAHOMA! IT IS BORDERED (MORE)

What does Missouri mean?

Missouri gets its name from a tribe of Sioux Indians of the state called the Missouris. The word "Missouri" often has been construed to mean "muddy water" but the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology has stated it means "town of the large canoes," and authorities have said the Indian (MORE)

Schools in Missouri?

Public Schools were incorporated in Missouri in 1833. The first high school and college was incorporated/built around 1850

Why is Missouri state university called Mizzou?

It's shortened so that out of staters don't know that residents of Missouri can't agree on how the state name should be pronounced. By taking out the last syllable, it eliminated the controversy. because the mascot is a tiger. so mizzou is a play on words so it sounds like zoo.

Was Missouri once called missoura?

It still is called Missoura by people who say it that way. There are many residents who refrain from using e at the end of the word. Parade Magazine did an article on it one time because there was contradiction on which was the proper pronunciation of the State name. Missouree or Missoura The articl (MORE)

What are the Missouri landforms?

Missouri has many landforms. Some of the landforms are the TableRock lake, caves, Mississippi River, Ozark Plateau, and St. FrancisMountains.

Where is Missouri?

Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. Itshares borders with eight states: Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky,Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

Was there once a place in Missouri called Halley's Bluff?

Yes and there still is, its a bluff that over looks the osage river in vernon county. The bluff is west of Schell City, the compound of the church of israel is located there and on the road leading up to it, they don't really let you go up to see it and the surrounding area.

Why is Missouri called the 'Show Me State'?

The most widely known legend attributes the phrase to Missouri's U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver, who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1897 to 1903. While a member of the U.S. House Committee on Naval Affairs, Vandiver attended an 1899 naval banquet in Philadelphia. (MORE)

Was the compromise of 1850 called the Missouri Compromise?

No. The Missouri Compromise was in 1820 after Missouri entered the union as as slave state. To keep the Senate balanced, Maine was admitted as a free state. The final agreement stated that no slave states could enter the Union above the southern border of Missouri, which is mostly 36° 30' degrees (MORE)

Is the Missouri river in Missouri?

About the last 550 miles of the Missouri River is in or along the border of Missouri. It goes through and borders several other states as well.

Are there panthers in Missouri?

There has been rare sighting of Black Panthers in Missouri.Although, no verified photographic or scientific evidence for theirexistence has been proven. There have been occasional and recentsighting where armature video and/or pictures (not positive ifreal) have been taken.

What lakes are in Missouri?

There are many lakes in Missouri such as Bull Shoals Lake, Harry S. Truman Reservoir, Lake of the Ozarks, Mark Twain Lake, Stockton Lake, Table Rock Lake and Thomas Hill Reservoir.

In Missouri does it rain?

A lot. This spring we have had some of the worst rainstorms we have had in a while, the worst winds, also, was when we had a microburst, it took off my parent's storm window, to give you an idea of how bad some storms get

Why vacation in Missouri?

Kansas City - Crown Center - Where it includes shopping, nice fancy restaruants, ice skating center, and more. Sprint Center - Where famous artist comes for concerts. Power and Light - A place where only people of 21 and older can come and party, chill, eat, shop, and have fun clubbing with your (MORE)

In Missouri are the criminal courts called circuit courts?

Circuit courts do hear most of the criminal cases in Missouri, but circuit courts also hear civil, family law, and a variety of other cases. Some minor criminal offenses may be heard by municipal courts, which have jurisdiction over ordinance violations that occur within a particular town or city's (MORE)

What can you do in Missouri?

I would visit the Missouri tourism site and find which city you're going to. Just google "Missouri Tourism Official Website". Some popular attractions in Missouri include: Jefferson National Expansion Museum (aka the Arch) in St. Louis Branson, MO has many attractions, including a theme park (Si (MORE)

Did Missouri do The Missouri Compromise?

The Missouri Compromise was put forth by Senator Henry Clay in an attempt to prevent the addition of the new territory of Missouri, as a slave slate, from tipping the balance of power in Congress to Southern States. Since Missouri was not an official state until this compromise's passing, the state' (MORE)

How do people in Missouri pronounce Missouri?

There are 2 main ways I've heard it: MIZ-UR-EE (similar to misery) or MIZ-UR-IH (more of a country folk pronunciation) MissourAH is the only real way to pronounce it. Foreigners say it MissourEE; however, they are incorrect. Those who have many ancestors who have lived in Missourah call it (MORE)

What is this event call Missouri compromise about?

It concerned the huge territory of Louisiana, acquired by the USA from France. To decide which of the new states could practise slavery, Congress drew a 'line in the sand', along the parallel that marked the Southern border of Missouri. Anywhere North of that line, slavery would be illegal. The t (MORE)

What is Missouri state bears interduction song called?

MSU's fight song has been in effect for over 50 years and was adopted from "The Scotsman." The lyrics are: Uphold Tradition, Our School We Hold So Dear, We Will Be Loyal, Throughout Our College Years, FIGHT FOR VICTORY, While We Stand Up and Cheer, Let's Hear It For the Bears: B-E-A-R-S, BEARS! (MORE)

Why do most natives of Missouri call it Missourah?

The state of Missouri was named after the Missourah Indians but someplace along the time, it became Missouree. The "only" official pronunciation came about when an elementary school class wrote then Attorney General Tom Eggleton and asked him for an "official" pronunciation. His answer was "Missoura (MORE)

Why they call Missouri misery?

With all the ticks, skeeters, red bugs, snakes, and hot, muggy weather, Missouri is a miserable place to be much of the time.

When are tornadoes in Missouri?

Tornadoes can occur in Missouri at any time of year but the highest activity by far is in the spring witht he most active months being April and May.

Why is Missouri you named that?

The state is named for the Missouri River, which was named after the indigenous Missouri Indians, a Siouan-language tribe..

Is Missouri in Iowa?

\n. no it is not, missouri is a different state the capitol of this state is jeferson city

Where is Ferguson Missouri?

Ferguson, Missouri lies near the eastern border of Missouri and is about 20 minutes (12.5 miles) north of St. Louis, Missouri