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The State of
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The capital of Missouri is Jefferson City.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Missouri: MO
Typical abbreviation for Missouri: Mo.
When the people of Missouri refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Missouri is in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nickname for Missouri: "The Show-Me State"
State Motto: "Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto" (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)
State Bird: Eastern Bluebird (sialia sialis)
State Tree: Flowering Dogwood (cornus florida)
State Flower: White Hawthorn (crataegus)
State Song: "Missouri Waltz"
Statehood: Missouri became the 24th state on Aug 10, 1821.
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