Wednesday, August 10, 2011

happy birthday missouri

On this date in 1821 Missouri became the 24th state.
The name came from an Algonquian Indian word which means "river of the big canoes".
Missouri borders parts of 8 other states, tying Tennessee with the most.
State Motto:  Salus populi suprema lex esto  -  "The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law."
State song:   Missouri Waltz  
State Bird     Bluebird
The state animal   Missouri Mule
The state insect    Honey Bee
State flower    White Hawthorne
State Tree      Flowering Dogwood 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"MISSOURI born and MISSOURI bred,
and someday I'll be MISSOURI dead!"