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  • Missouri meanstown of the large canoes,” and was named after the Missouri Indians.

  • Whether you pronounce itMissour eeorMissour uh,” youll agree that this

  • state is rich in Southern Charm. Kansas City has more fountains than anywhere in the world

  • except for Rome. But if youre looking for good eats, you should go to...Kansas City.

  • KC is famous for barbecue, and hosts championship cookoffs. You might listen to a little Kansas

  • City Blues to set the mood. Branson, Missouri is another hotspot for musical entertainment.

  • Nestled in the Ozarks, Branson is home to dozens of theatres hosting live performances,

  • including Country AND Western. If you’d prefer something a bit moreOld World,”

  • you might try the town of Hermann, which preserves German heritage and is known for its vineyards

  • and sausages.

  • Missouri became the 24th state on August 10, 1821. Its nickname is theShow Me

  • state. Legend has it, the nickname dates back to 1899, from an impromptu speech by Missouri

  • congressman Willard Vandiver, who stated, “frothy eloquence neither convinces nor

  • satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.”

  • Missouri showed the world a vision of the future when it hosted the 1904 World’s

  • Fair in St. Louis. This is where the electric plug and wall outlet made their debut. Folks

  • got their very first ice cream cone at the World’s Fair when an ice cream vendor ran

  • out of cups and got help from a nearby waffle maker. Years later, St. Louis made another

  • mark on the map with the construction of the St. Louis Arch, also known asThe Gateway

  • ArchandThe Gateway to the West.” This impressive structure stands 630 feet

  • tall - almost 200 m. You can take an elevator to the top for an impressive view. The Gateway

  • Arch holds the record as the tallest memorial in the United States, and the tallest stainless

  • steel monument in the world.

  • Go West, Young Man!” In the 1800s, countless Americans took this advice, fleeing

  • the crowded cities in the eastern United States. They set off from Missouri to start a new

  • life out west. Independence, Missouri was the start of the Oregon Trail, which led to

  • the Northwest; and Franklin, Missouri marked the start of the Santa Fe Trail, which led

  • to the Southwest. This western expansion changed the face of the United States forever.

Missouri meanstown of the large canoes,” and was named after the Missouri Indians.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/06
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