August 10th is Missouri’s 197th birthday! On this day in 1821, Missouri became the 24th state in the Union. To celebrate our great state, here are 12 reasons why Missouri is the BEST state in the nation!

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Happy Birthday, Missouri — you only get better with age!

How do you plan to celebrate being a Missourian? What makes you proud to be from the Show Me State? Tell us in the comments below!

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