UpdatedSeptember 2017

MISSOURI FROM A-Z

"United we Stand, Divided we Fall"

Information about Missouri for each letter of the alphabet.
Click on highlighted word for more information.

A IS FOR AGRICULTURE, AMISH, ARCHAEOLOGY, & ART

B IS FOR BEACHES, BIRDS, & BRIDGES C IS CAPITAL, CIVIL WAR, & COMMUNICATION D IS FOR DAMS & DINOSAURS E IS FOR EARTHQUAKES, EDUCATION, & EVENTS F IS FOR FISH, FLAG, FOOD, & FORTS G IS FOR GEOLOGY, GHOST TOWNS, & GLOBAL POSITION H IS FOR HISTORIC, HISTORY, & HOLIDAYS I IS FOR INDUSTRIES, INSECTS, & ISLANDS JAZZ & JUDICIAL K IS FOR KARST & KIDS Picture of karst Missouri has KARST and is known as The Cave State because it has over 6,000 caves including many Show Caves. The Fantastic Caverns is the only drive-thru cave in North America. Onondaga Cave State Park is considered one of the most spectacular caves in the country because of the quality of its formation. Cathedral Cave has a seismograph station that monitors earthquakes around the world. Marvel Cave has one of the largest cave entry rooms in the country. Missouri has an abundance of springs and the Ozarks has one of the greatest concentration of springs in the country. The state has had many sinkholes with the largest known encompassing about 700 acres. The Karst Waters Institute provides information about karst water systems. The National Park Service has information about Caves and Karst . The National Speleological Society has chapters in the state.

Picture of Kids Many aspects of life in Missouri focus on KIDS. The Office of the Secretary of State has a Kids Page. Information is available about special places in the state for kids. Agriculture in the Classroom has information for teachers and students. NOAA has a special page for kids. More fun places for kids can be found at Family Days Out. The U.S. Mint has a special Kids Page. L IS FOR LAKES, LIBRARIES, & LIGHTHOUSES

M IS FOR MILITARY, MOUNTAINS, & MUSEUMS N IS FOR NAME & NATIVE AMERICANS O IS FOR OBSERVATORIES & OLD WEST Picture of telescope Missouri has several OBSERVATORIES and planetariums. It also has Astronomy Clubs & Societies. The state participates in National Astronomy Day

Picture of cowboy Missouri was part of the OLD WEST with cowboys and cowgirls. The state has had its share of Criminals and outlaws. The Missouri Ranch Horse Association preserves and celebrates the heritage, horses. and people who have made famous the way of life known as Ranching. Missouri Fox Trotter is the State Horse. Rodeos are held throughout the year. There are several active Shooting Clubs. P IS FOR PARKS, PEOPLE, & PONY EXPRESS

Q IS FOR QUARTER, QUILTING, & QUIZ R IS FOR REGIONS, REPTILES, & RIVERS S IS FOR SPORTS T IS FOR TRAILS, TRANSPORTATION & TREES U IS FOR UNIVERSITIES & USS MISSOURI V IS FOR VEGETATION & VOLCANOES W IS FOR WATERFALLS, WEATHER, & WILDLIFE X IS FOR XMAS Y IS FOR YMCA & YOUTH HOSTELS Z IS FOR ZIPCODES, ZONES, & ZOOS

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