... Missouri produces more limestone than any other state.
... Some may refer to Missouri as "The Mother of the West."
Missouri is home to over 6.2 million people, but it’s also home to so much more, including the birthplace of ragtime, St. Louis blues, and Kansas City jazz. The state has a median household income of $53,378, putting it firmly in 38th place.
The state is firmly part of the Heartland region of the United States, with the primary economic activity being around agriculture, manufacturing, industrial activities, and professional services. Prominent employers in the state include Wells Fargo, H&R Block, Edward Jones, Cerner, Emerson Electric, and O’Reilly Auto Parts.
Experiencing the Show-Me State firsthand through its music, arts scene, and food is definitely a good thing. History fans will love the fact that the Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, and California Trail all started in Missouri and branched out. Table Rock Lake is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, and Missouri is also well known for caves. Onondaga State Park features a massive network of caves that is open part of the year to visitors.