20 October, 2007

State of Missouri Map Postcard

The fourth map postcard I have is that of Missouri.

Missouri Map Postcard
(PH Wish from Judy Andreason)

The state symbols of Missouri:

* State American folk dance: Square dance
* State animal: Missouri mule
* State bird: Bluebird
* State floral emblem: White hawthorn
* State fossil: Crinoid
* State insect: Honeybee
* State mineral: Galena
* State musical instrument: Fiddle
* State rock: Mozarkite
* State tree: Flowering Dogwood, Cornus Florida L.
* State tree nut: Eastern black walnut
* State aquatic animal: Paddlefish
* State fish: Channel catfish
* State song: "Missouri Waltz"
* State horse: Missouri fox trotting horse
* State grape: Norton/Cynthiana grape, Vitis Aestivalis
* State dinosaur: Hypsibema missouriense
* State amphibian: American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana

We also have a US States fact cards with fun facts that Missouri was the starting point for the Pony Express and for the Lewis and Clark expedition (1804), and the first slave state to free slaves (1865).

SOURCE:
State Symbols of Missouri

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