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Missouri State Vacation Fun Facts

 

#2 Ticonderoga Pencil
Capital of the World

Introduced in 1913, all yellow #2 Ticonderoga pencils are made in Versailles, Missouri. The pencil line was named for Fort Ticonderoga, the Revolutionary War fort in New York state. The Ticonderoga, the world’s best-selling pencil, is crafted from reforested California cedar.

Address: Dixon Ticonderoga Company,
302 Fairgrounds Road, P.O. Box 10, Versailles, Missouri 65084; 573-378-5493.
Web: http://www.dixonusa.com.


Missouri State
Handball Hall of Fame

Address: Missouri State Handball Hall of Fame, Missouri State Handball Association, 1515 Fawnvalley Drive, Des Peres, Missouri 63131; 314-965-7377. Web: http://www.mohandball.com. Listing of members: http://www.mohandball.com /hall/hall_index.html.

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