Missouri Division of Tourism, Truman State Office Building, P O Box 1055, Jefferson City MO 65102; 573-751-4133; 800-519-2100; Fax: 573-751-5160. Web:
Missouri Day: third Wednesday of October
State American Folk Dance: square dance
State Amphibian: North American bullfrog
State Animal: Missouri mule
State Aquatic Animal: paddlefish
State Bird: bluebird
State Dinosaur: Hypsibema missouriensis
State Fish: channel catfish
State Flower: white hawthorn blossom
State Fossil: crinoid
State Grape: Norton/Cynthiana grape
State Horse: Missouri fox trotting horse
State Insect: honeybee
State Mineral: galena (lead)
State Motto: Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law.
State Musical Instrument: fiddle
State Nickname: Show Me State
State Rock: Mozarkite
State Soil: menfro
State Song: Missouri Waltz
State Tree: flowering dogwood
State Tree Nut: eastern black walnut
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri — The first permanent white settlement on the west banks of the Mississippi.
Saint Louis, Missouri — Territorial capital.
Saint Charles, Missouri — First State Capitol of Missouri, 200-216 S.
Main Street, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301; 636-940-3322; 800-334-6946; Fax: 636-940-3324.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web:
http://www.mostateparks.com/ firstcapitol.htm. The legislature met here from 1821 to 1826.
Jefferson City, Missouri — State Capitol
Building, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101; 573-751-2854. Web:
http://www.mo.gov. Current state capital.
Missouri Waltz; St. Louis Blues; Meet Me in St. Louis; Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues.
America's First Wine District
— Augusta Visitors Information, P O Box 31, Augusta MO 63332;
636-228-4005. Augusta, Missouri and the surrounding Missouri River
Valley was the first wine district established in the U.S.
1908 — World's first school of
journalism founded at University of Missouri at Columbia.