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    Missouri (MO) state of USA

    Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and knowing nothing about Picasso, I had the audacity to knock on his door, became his friend, and took thousands of photographs, of him, his studios, his life and his friends - David Douglas Duncan



    History & Geography:
    Missouri is a mid western U.S. state covered by grassy plains and the forested Ozark Mountains. Kansas City, on the Kansas border, has jazz clubs, the National World War I Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecock sculptures on its lawn. St. Louis, on the Illinois border,
    is known for its 630 ft. Gateway Arch overlooking the Mississippi River.
    Two great rivers, the Mississippi and the Missouri, have had a great influence on the development of Missouri. The Mississippi tied the region to the South, particularly to New Orleans. The Missouri crosses the state from west to east and enters the Mississippi near St. Louis; the portion of its valley between St. Louis and what became Kansas City was the greatest avenue of early-19th-cent. advance westward across the continent.

    Natural Resources:
    Missouri mines produce 90% of the nation's principal (non-recycled) lead supply. Other natural resources include iron ore, zinc, barite, limestone, and timber. The state's top agricultural products include grain, sorghum, hay, corn, soybeans, and rice.

    Economy:
    Missouri's economy rests chiefly on industry. Aerospace and transportation equipment are the main manufactures; food products, chemicals, printing and publishing, machinery, fabricated metals, and electrical equipment are also important. St. Louis is an important center for the manufacture of metals and chemicals. In Kansas City, long a leading market for livestock and wheat, the manufacture of vending machines and of cars and trucks are leading industries.

    Delicacies:
    Catfish is a favorite food with Missourians, as well as the local beef, corn and wheat. They also like bread from the St. Louis Bread Company - Panera bread for every other State - thrown rolls from the Lambert's Cafe in Silkeston, Kansas City barbecue - Kansas City, Missouri, of course - and Tyson chicken. The many Mexican immigrants working on the farms brought their food with them, and Missourians have grown to love authentic Mexican food, as well. Most people would drink cold Budweiser, brewed in St. Louis - although Kansas City locals like Natural Light Beer that they call "Naty light"t or "beer flavored water."

    Climate:
    Missouri generally has a humid continental climate with cool to cold winters and long, hot summers. In the southern part of the state, particularly in the Boot heel, the climate borders on a humid subtropical climate.

    Counties:
    There are 114 counties and one independent city in the U.S. state of Missouri. Following the Louisiana Purchase and the admittance of Louisiana into the United States in 1812, five counties were formed out of the Missouri Territory at the first general assembly: Cape Girardeau, New Madrid, Saint Charles, Saint Louis, and Ste. Genevieve. Most subsequent counties were apportioned from these five original counties. Six more counties were added through the 1836 Platte Purchase, the acquired lands of which formed the northwest tip of the state and consisted of Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Nodaway, and Platte counties.
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    Transportation:
    Missouri has two major airport hubs: Lambert–St. Louis International Airport and Kansas City International Airport. Two of the nation's three busiest rail centers are located in Missouri. Kansas City is a major railroad hub for BNSF Railway, Norfolk Southern Railway, Kansas City Southern Railway, and Union Pacific Railroad.

    Hotel and Places:
    The US state of Missouri has some amazing and Breathtaking Top Tourist sites. That are a must visit include Gateway Arch, City Museum, Silver Dollar City, Forest Park, Titanic Museum, Saint Louis Science Center, Table Rock Lake, Saint Louis Zoo, Old Courthouse.
    To have a relaxed vacation on your trip to Missouri with the best services, serene environment and luxurious and comfortable furnishing. Here is a list of the top five star hotels in Missouri that will make your stay memorable.
    • Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza
    • Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection


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