National Missouri Day
Starting the week of Independence Day and ending with Hawaii. We feature a small part of each state's past, foods, and the people who make up the state. Of course, many states have their own state celebrations. There's so much more to discover, we can't help but celebrate our beautiful country even more.
Missouri is bordered by two major rivers, also known as the West's gateway to the West. The Mississippi River is on its eastern border, while a portion of the Missouri River is along the western border. Missouri is therefore ideally located as a hub of transportation and trade in the state. Interestingly, the state of Missouri has the name Show Me State. Willard Duncan Vandiver, a Missouri congressman, has been lauded for coining the term historically. However,Missourians today use the word as a characterization of their character.
Maine became a free state and Missouri entered with no restrictions on slavery as part of the Missouri Compromise, allowing Maine to enter the state as a free state and Missouri to enter as a free state. Missouri was divided between the North and South during the Civil War. Because of this, half of the state was serving the Confederacy and the other half was serving the Union.
The state is home to many cultural attractions, from riverboat cruises to music festivals to tours of the country's largest brewing company. Missouri became a stopping point for many migrant west, with a rich past and interesting people. Some people stayed, while others moved forward. Sadly, some returned east. Daniel Boone, Laura Ingles Wilder, Kit Carson, William Clark, Walt Disney, Scott Joplin, and Joseph Pulitzer are just a few of the names you may recognize are Daniel Boone, Laura Ingles Wilder, Laura Ingles Wilder, Laura Ingles Wilder, Laura Ingles Wilder, Kit Carson, William Clark, Walt Disney, Scott Joplin, and Joseph Pulitzer. For a short time, all of these famous people made Missouri their home.