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Missouri

Missouri is known as the "Show Me State"-- meaning one should back up talk with proof. The slogan is not an official one, but it does appear on the license plates. It is an endearing statement that people from Missouri say, "I'm from Missouri, you have to Show Me!".

Missouri typically is categorized as both a Midwestern and a southern state. The region was split on Union and Confederate issues during the Civil War. A small region of the state is called Little Dixie for the influx of southerners that settled there. Famed explorers Lewis and Clark mounted an expedition that led them to discover a large part of the Midwest and upper Western states. Their home base was Missouri. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is one of the tallest historic sites in the United States and thousands of tourists flock to snap photos of this “Gateway to the West" every year. Visitors can also ride to the top of the Arch for a more expansive view. One of the state's geographic features is where the famed Mississippi River meets the Missouri River. The state is also only one of two in the nation that touches the borders of eight other states. Tennessee is the other.

The Missouri horse industry produces goods and services valued at $718 million. The national industry has a $1.3 billion impact on the Missouri economy when the multiplier effect of spending by industry suppliers and employees is taken into account. 125,100 Missourians are involved in the industry as horse owners, service providers, employees, and volunteers. Even more participate as spectators. The Missouri horse industry directly provides 42,200 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs. Spending by suppliers and employees (in Missouri and other states) generates additional jobs in Missouri for a total employment impact of 56,000. There are 281,000 horses in Missouri, over 70 percent of which are involved in showing and recreation

Water Bodies

  • Baring Lake
  • Big River
  • Big Sugar Creek
  • Blackwater River
  • Blue Gill Lake
  • Bourbeuse River
  • Briar Oaks Lake
  • Bull Shoals Lake
  • Burk Lake
  • Castor River
  • Cedar Lake
  • Chain of Lakes
  • Clearwater Lake
  • Courtois Creek
  • Crooked River
  • Cuivre River
  • Current River
  • Eleven Point River
  • Elk River
  • Fabius River
  • Fellows Lake
  • Fishing River
  • Forest Lake
  • Gasconade River
  • Goose Creek Lake
  • Grand River
  • Hazel Creek Lake
  • Hidden Valley
  • Holiday Acres Lake
  • Houston Lake
  • Indian Hills Lake
  • Jacks Fork
  • James River
  • Lake Ann
  • Lake Arlberg
  • Lake Innisbrook
  • Lake Lotawana
  • Lake Marie
  • Lake Nehai
  • Lake of the Oaks
  • Lake of the Ozarks
  • Lake Perry
  • Lake Serene
  • Lake Springfield
  • Lake Taneycomo
  • Lake Tapawingo
  • Lake Thunderhead
  • Lake Tishomingo
  • Lake Viking
  • Lake Wanderfern
  • Lake Waukomis
  • Lake Wauwanoka
  • Lake Whippoorwill
  • Lake Winnebago
  • Lamine River
  • Leisure Lake
  • Limberlost Lake
  • Little Blue River
  • Little Niangua River
  • Little River
  • Loutre River
  • Marceline Country Club Lake
  • Mark Twain Lake
  • McDaniel Lake
  • Meramec River
  • New Town Lake
  • Niangua River
  • Niangua River
  • Norfolk Lake
  • Norfork Lake
  • North Fork River
  • North River
  • Oak Lake
  • Osage River
  • Perry County Lake
  • Pomme de Terre
  • Pomme de Terre Lake
  • Pomme de Terre River
  • Prairie Lee Lake
  • Raintree Lake
  • Riss Lake
  • Riverdes Peres
  • Roaring River
  • Sac River
  • Sac River
  • Silver Fox Lake
  • Smithville Lake
  • Spring Lake
  • Spring River
  • St. Francis River
  • Stockton Lake
  • Stouts Creek
  • Sugar Creek Lake
  • Table Rock Lake
  • Terre du Lac Lake
  • Thomas Hill Lake
  • Truman Lake
  • Truman Reservoir
  • Twin Lakes
  • Wappapello Lake
  • Weatherby Lake
  • Wildwood Lake

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