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Missouri State Name Origin:

Missouri bicentennial quarter - click to see all state quarters
Missouri became the 24th state in 1821 (see STATEHOOD ORDER); Missouri's state quarter features the Gateway Arch ("Gateway to the West" in St. Louis, Missouri (a national historic landmark), Lewis and Clark returning down the Missouri river, and the caption: "Corps of Discovery 1804-2004" (public domain image on Wikipedia). See All 50 state quarters - All State Name Origins.

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What does the name Missouri mean?

The name Missouri originates from Sioux Indians of the state called the Missouris. The Smithsonian Bureau of American Ethnology states that Missouri means town of the large canoes. Other authorities say the original Indian syllables (from which the word came) mean wooden canoe people, he of the big canoe, or river of the big canoes.

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"A Tapestry of Time and Terrain" - Missouri geology and topography map from USGS. See All State Name Origins.
Source:
Missouri Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to US Government
What is the Origin of Missouri: Missouri SOS
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