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Missouri Topographic Map, Laminated Print
Missouri Topographic Map

(38º30'0"N 92º30'0"W)

The State of Missouri, known as the “Show-Me State”, joined the Union on August 10, 1821 as the 24th state. The name Missouri means “town of the large canoes” in Siouan Indian language.

Missouri is bounded on the east by the Mississippi River and the states of Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee, on the south by Arkansas, on the west by Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, and the north by Iowa. The state is divided west to east by the Missouri River; to the north are rolling plains, to the south is the Ozark Mountain plateau. The Mississippi-Missouri river system is the 4th largest in the world.

State Bird : Bluebird
State Flower : Hawthorn
State Insect : Honey Bee
State Animal : Mule
State Tree : Flowering Dogwood
State Nut : Eastern Black Walnut
State Capital : Jefferson City
A statue of Ceres, the goddess of abundance, is atop the State Capitol Building, the word 'cereal' is from Ceres.
State Motto : “The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law.”
Missouri Map by county.
US Census Bureau facts
All About Missouri Facts
List of Famous Missourians

Two of the nation's mightiest waterways define the geography, industry, and life-styles of the Show Me State. And two mighty cities linked by the river system form front and back doors for this singular land at the heart of the nation.

Where the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers come together sits St. Louis. Across the state, Kansas City sprawls where the Missouri bends toward the north. The latter, once a river landing that pioneers braving the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails used as a jump-off point, drew its growth by facing west. The former long oriented itself more towards the East and New Orleans. Together the two dominate the state.

Life on the Mississippi has changed in Mark Twain's Hannibal, but a museum, boyhood home, and various Tom-Huck-Becky memorabilia recall the mid-19th-century steamboat era. Southward, State 79 clings to green riverbanks; at Clarksville a chair lift takes you to Lookout Point atop one towering bluff.

Soaring over St. Louis's waterfront, the 630-foot-high Gateway Arch of stainless steel commemorates westward expansion. A spectacular view of this proud old city and its environs can be gained from an observation room at the apex of the arch.

Downriver from St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve recalls its 1730s French colonial origins with restored homes and a lively Jour de Fete in August. And Sikeston, on the alluvial plain that is Missouri's bootheel, celebrates its cotton harvest with a September carnival.

Southern Missouri abounds in natural springs that feed such twisting streams as the Jacks Fork and Current. Nearly 100 square miles of this region–hills and hollows, quiet woods–are preserved as the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Some fishermen and float trippers ply the watercourses in the traditional flat-bottomed johnboat, but canoes are more common now.

Tourism has brushed a commercial touch onto the heart of the Ozarks, but away from motel, curio shop, and ballyhoo exists a region rich with timbered ridges and people proud of hill ways

(poster text about Missouri)

Missouri Flag Art Print
Missouri Flag
Art Print

State Capitol, Jefferson City, Missouri, Historical View Art Print
State Capitol,
Jefferson City, Missouri,
Historical View
Art Print

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Eastern Bluebird, Photographic Print
Eastern Bluebird, Photographic Print

Eastern Bluebird is the Missouri State Bird.

The Eastern Bluebird, a member of the thrush family, is found in areas east of the Rockie Mountains from Canada to the Gulf States.

The bluebird inhabit open woodlands, farm land and orchards where they eat insects.

The bluebird is also the state bird of New York.

birds posters

Dogwood Study, Art Print
Dogwood Study,
Art Print

Dogwoods, the Missouri State Tree, are a deciduous woody plants growing as shrubs and trees.

The dogwood has showy early spring flowers, red berries and scarlet fall foliage.

Dogwood occurs naturally as a small- to medium-sized understory tree and should be placed in ornamental plantings where it is shaded.

Osage Orange, Photographic Print
Osage Orange,
Photographic Print

The Osage Orange tree was introduced to Missouri from the south-central US as a windbreak, a source for railroad ties, and fencing cattle pastures. The green-yellow fruit, which has a texture that resembles an orange, can be up to 6 inches in diameter and contains many seeds. The Missouri Department of Conservation warns people to wear hardhats around female trees in early Autumn when the “oranges” fall.

trees posters

Hawthorn, Blossom in Spring, Photographic Print
Hawthorn, Blossom
in Spring,
Photographic Print

The white blossom of the hawthorn is Missouri's State Floral Emblem. Hawthorns are shrubs and trees native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia and North America. Hawthorns, besides providing food and shelter for many birds and mammals, are recommended for water conservation landscapes. Hawthorn flowers, along with Lily of the Valley are considered flowers for the month of May.

Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera, Photographic Print
Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera,
Photographic Print

The honey bee, the Missouri State Insect, is important as a principal pollinator of crops and for producing pleasant-tasting and healthful honey.

A social insect, the honey bee lives in highly organized colonies.

food posters

University of Missouri, Columbia, Art Print
University of Missouri, Columbia,
Art Print

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri Art Print
Washington University,
St. Louis, Missouri
Art Print

Greetings from Missouri Art Print
Greetings from Missouri
Art Print

Missouri State Map Art Print
Missouri State Map
Art Print

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Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904, St. Louis, Missouri, Art Print
1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Missouri,
Art Print

In 1904 St. Louis celebrated the centennial of the United States 1803 acquisition of French North American territory, known as the Louisiana Purchase, which included what was to become the State of Missouri.

Natural Resources Map of Missouri, c 1900, Art Print
Natural Resources Map of Missouri,
c. 1900, Art Print

In an 1803 letter Jefferson charged Lewis & Clark, the leaders of an expedition to “. . . explore the Missouri river, and such principal stream of it as by its course and communication with the waters of the Pacific Ocean whether the Columbia, Oregon, Colorado or any other river may offer the most direct and practicable water communication across this continent for the purposes of commerce.”

St Louis skyline, Gateway Arch, Missouri Giclee Print
St Louis skyline, Gateway Arch, Missouri Giclee Print

St Louis skyline, Gateway Arch, Missouri

The Gateway Arch, a 630 foot tall “inverted steel catenary arch” has become the icon of St. Louis. Known as the “Gateway to the West”, the Arch is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and located near the starting point of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

The Arch and surrounding park was established to commemorate three historical events: 1- The Louisiana Purchase, 2-the first civil government west of the Mississippi River, and 3- the debate over slavery raised by the Dred Scott case.

The Arch was designed by architect Eero Saarinen.


Kansas City, Missouri - The Plaza Art Print
The Plaza,
Kansas City, Missouri,
Art Print

The Country Club Plaza in Kansas City was established in 1923 and designed after the architecture of Seville, Spain with statues, tiles, and murals. The Plaza is the first shopping center designed to accomodate automobiles, with parking integrated into the multilevel garages behind, beneath and on rooftops of retail shops. The Christmas season is marked by the Plaza Lights from Thanksgiving to after the New Year.

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