Missouri – The Show Me State

Missouri Postcard

Greetings from Missouri Postcard. Available at Legends’ General Store.

Missouri is rich in history and culture. American Indian warriors, such as the Osage and Missouri, and famous pioneers, such asLewis and Clark, were drawn to the vast waterways of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and the abundant land and wildlife.

In the first half of the 1800’s, Missouri’s history was rich with the Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails threading through Kansas City and Independence. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Missouri saw many struggles as it moved from a pro-slavery state to a Union State, experiencing armed conflict and guerrilla-raids.

Bridal Cave

Bridal Cave

Missouri offers stunning scenery in its rolling hills, winding rivers, and limestone bluffs. Explore Missouri’s many underground caves, enjoy white water rapids, fish in its numerous streams and lakes, and visit its many small towns that abound with charm and friendly people.

This is a just a little of what the state has to offer. Enjoy your travels in Missouri and welcome to the Legends of the Show Me State.

Kathy R. Weiser-Alexander

Missouri Flag – Centered on red, white and blue fields is the Missouri state seal. It is encircled by a blue band with twenty-four stars representing the number of states in 1821. The stars in the inner circle have the same meaning. Two huge grizzly bears support the circular shield in the center which has three parts:

  1. The motto “United We Stand, Divided we Fall”
  2. The right section representing the United States
  3. The left section containing a moon representing a new state and a grizzly bear standing for courage.
Missouri Barn

Beautiful Fall Foliage along Highway MO19 near Hermann, Missouri by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.


Chain of Rocks Bridge on Route 66 in St. Louis, Missouri by Carol Highsmith

Chain of Rocks Bridge on Route 66 in St. Louis, Missouri by Carol Highsmith

Big Spring State Park, MO

Big Spring State Park, MO, Kathy Weiser-Alexander.


Missouri Capitol at Jefferson City by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Missouri Capitol at Jefferson City by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Missouri Articles:

Beyond Lebanon – Ozark Hills & Farms

Bleeding Kansas & the Missouri Border War

Branson – From Hillbillies to State of the Art

Carthage – America’s Maple Leaf City

Civil War Battles in Missouri

Cliff Drive Scenic Byway

Control Missouri Campaign of the Civil War

Corps of Discovery – The Lewis & Clark Expedition

Devil’s Promenade & the Hornet Spook Light

Fierce Missouri Bald Knobbers

Cape Girardeau Forts and the Battle of Cape Girardeau

Forts of Missouri

Ghost Town Stretch in Southwest Missouri

Jesse James – Hero or Cold Killer

Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Haunted Missouri

Historic Elms Hotel in Excelsior Springs

Historic Playgrounds on the Meramec River

How The Crime Was Revealed – A Missouri Legend

Ill-Fated Times Beach

Independence – Queen City of the Trails

Joplin – Lead Mining Capital

The Kansas City Massacre

Lebanon – Trails Through the Ozarks

The Mississippi River and Expansion of America

Missouri Fun Facts & Trivia

Missouri Ghost Towns

The Mighty Missouri River

Missouri Bushwhackers – Attacks Upon Kansas

Missouri Photo Galleries

Missouri Postcards

Onwards To Cuba – Vineyard Country

Osceola – Surviving All Odds

Oregon Trail – Pathway to the West

Pacific – Gateway to the Ozarks

People of Missouri

Pony Express – Fasted Mail Across the West

Pony Express Stations

Riders of the Pony Express

Pulaski County – Heart of the Ozarks

Quirky Missouri

Red Oak II – A Stroll Through the Past

Rolla – The Middle of Everywhere

Rosati – Little Italy in Central Missouri

Route 66 – Missouri Mother Road

Santa Fe Trail – Highway to the Southwest

Old Franklin & the Start of the Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe Trail Through Missouri

Tales of the Santa Fe Trail

The Slicker War of Benton County

Springfield – Queen City of the Ozarks

St. Clair to Sullivan – A Fun-Filled Stretch of the Route 66

Ste. Genevieve – Europeans West of the Mississippi River

St. James – Forest City of the Ozarks

St. Joseph – Jumping Off To the West

St Louis – Gateway to the West

St. Louis Area Legends & Folklore

St. Louis Arsenal History

Sullivan to Bourbon – Mining & Whiskey on Route 66

Tips For Travelers In The Midwest

Treasure Hunting in Missouri

Union, Missouri – Small Town Charm

Warsaw – Rich History on the Osage River

Weston – The Town That Refused to Die

Webb City – The Mine Owner’s Town

Writing Credits

You Know You’re In Missouri When …

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