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20 Facts About Missouri

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Here are some interesting facts about Missouri.

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The first bread slicing machine was made in Missouri. Report Abuse
The first company to use it was the Chillicothe Baking Company.
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Anheuser-Busch brewery is located in St. Louis, Missouri. Report Abuse
Many tourists visit the headquarters just to see the Budweiser Clydesdales.
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Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up in Missouri. Report Abuse
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The television show "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" is filmed in Missouri Report Abuse
The stars show used to work with Ike and Tina Turner as one of their background singers.
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The Pony Express runs through Missouri. Report Abuse
The service ran for 18 months. The express cut down delivery time from the east to west coast to about 10 days.
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The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair is where ice cream cones were invented. Report Abuse
See what happens when you run out of cups and a waffle vendor comes to the rescue. I can't imagine ice cream any other way.
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Aunt Jemima pancake flour was invented in Missouri. Report Abuse
This product was one of the first ever ready-to-make pancake mixes in the United States.
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Missouri is the 24th state. Report Abuse
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Missouri was the first slave street to free its slaves. Report Abuse
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Depending on who you talk to, Missouri is pronounced Missouree or Missouruh. Report Abuse
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The first kindergarten program started in Missouri. Report Abuse
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The first successful skydive from an airplane happened in Missouri. Report Abuse
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The first Segway track was built in Branson, Missouri. Report Abuse
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Missouri hosted the 1904 Olympics. Report Abuse
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Mark Twain's boyhood home is located in Hannibal, Missouri. Report Abuse
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90% of nation's non-recycled lead supply comes from Missouri. Report Abuse
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Missouri was part of the Louisiana purchase. Report Abuse
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The name Missouri means town of the large canoes. Report Abuse
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Missouri is known as the Show Me State. Report Abuse
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It is also known as the "The Gateway to the West" and "Home of the Blues".
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It is illegal to give an elephant beer in Natchez, Missouri. Report Abuse
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