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Picnic in Missouri
is called the "Show Me State," because its people have a
reputation for believing only what they see. Its name is an Algonquin Indian
term meaning "river of the big canoes."
Originally home to a
number of Indian tribes, the state entered the Union in 1821.
Today, more than half the population lives in Missouri's two
major cities--Kansas City and St. Louis.
The dogwood is the state tree, the bluebird is the state
bird and the capital is Jefferson City.
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