Category: Guide to Missouri

Missouri – Just like the river is named after the Indian tribe of the same name, the “Show me State” was discovered in 1541 by the Spaniard Hernando de Soto. The French founded the first settlement near St. Geneviéve in 1735. Due to the Louisiana land purchase, the area went to the United States in 1803 and became the 24th state in 1821. In the 19th century, Missouri was the starting point of the famous Santa Fe trail. Grain is the main product of the state. The most famous sons of the approximately 4.8 million state are Mark Twain and the 33rd President of the USA Harry S. Truman. The capital is Jefferson City.