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Missouri state flag. click on flag to go to website
Missouri State Symbols
Missouri State Flag
The Missouri state flag became the official flag on March 22,1913.
The design of the Missouri state flag was made by Marie Elizabeth Watkins Oliver.
The three stripes,red,white,and blue,represent valor,purity,and vigilance and justice.
The 24 stars around the middle of the flag represent Missouri as the 24th state.
The two grizzly bears standing represent the strength and bravery of the citizens of Missouri.
State Bird:Eastern Bluebird
Missouri state bird (bluebird) click on bird to go to website
The Eastern Bluebird was made the Missouri state bird in 1927.
Eastern Bluebirds are medium sized song birds.
Eastern Bluebirds like open habitats and prefer orchards,parks and long lawns.
The Eastern Bluebirds diet consists of insects and small fruits.
The Eastern Bluebird is the state bird for Missouri and New York.
State Tree:Flowering Dogwood
Missouri state tree.(flowering dogwood) click on tree to go to website
Officials of Missouri made the flowering dogwood the official state tree in 1955.
The leaf of the dogwood is 3 to 6 inches long and oval shaped.
The bark of the dogwood is gray then as it gets older turns scaly.
The fruit of the dogwood is shiny oval shaped usually comes in clusters of 3 to 4.
The flower of the dogwood is surrounded by 4 large usually pink pedals.
Missouri state animal(mule)click on mule to go to website
Missouri made the mule the official state animal in 1995.
Mules were introduced to Missouri in the 1820s and became popular to farmers and settlers because of their hard work.
Missouri mules pulled pioneer wagons in the 19th century and were important in moving troops and supplies in World War 1 and 2.
For decades Missouri was the nations primary mule producer.
Mules are hybrids,the offspring of a mare(female donkey)and a (male donkey)jack.
All information was found at these websites.
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