My State



It would appear I have the ability of trashing all my work. Well, it all starts again tomorrow. I wasn’t happy with it anyway, so fresh, new ideas may come again. Frustration, trials, and errors, finally I have control of this so I can continue with some degree of intelligence.

Missouri, my home state is a diverse geological area with prairies, forests, rugged hills, rivers, creeks, streams, and lakes. I have no desire to live elsewhere, cities are not conducive to my good health. The hustle, and bustle of city life is

not my cup of tea, the traffic, constant pushing, and shoving of people always in a hurry to get where they are going with little regard for others. The quiet, easy life of small towns brings many rewards. Having time to stop and smell the roses allows one to enjoy this one life we are given.

Our nearest cities are 25 miles away both north and south of here. Then there is Joplin, 40 miles or so, Springfield, 75 miles, Kansas City 125 miles to the north and St. Louis east of here on the banks of the Mississippi.

Missouri Facts and Symbols

Missouri became the 24th state in 1820 and is the 18th largest state by population with almost 6 million residents. It is also the 18th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 69,704 square miles. Missouri is home to Kansas City, with a population of approximately 480,000 people, and St. Louis with about 350,000.

The name Missouri originates with a tribe of Sioux Indians known as the Missouri’s whose name has been mistranslated as meaning “muddy water.” While officials at the Smithsonian Institution have declared its meaning as “town of the large canoes,” other officials have translated the Indian syllables within the word to mean “wooden canoe people” or “he of the big canoe.”

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Missouri Governor, a state map, Missouri members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the Missouri State

Quarter. Admission to Statehood:
August 10, 1821 (24th State)
Area: 69,709 sq.mi (180,546, 21st
Land: 68,898 sq.mi. (178,445, 18th
Water: 811 sq.mi. (2,100, 34th
Missouri’s Constitution, 24th State
Capital City:
Jefferson City
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Population (2013):
6,044,171; Rank: 18 of 50 | Population Quick Facts
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Missouri Facts and Symbols