Few People Know The Real Reason Missouri Is Called The Show-Me State

Many of Missouri’s cities and towns have their own nicknames – from Cuba scoring the title of Mural City to Chillicothe, the home of sliced bread. Most people have heard Missouri referred to as the cave state, certainly a title it has more than earned. Missouri, after all, is home to thousands of named and unknown caves dotted across the landscape. However, it’s perhaps best known as the Show-Me State, and how it got that nickname is, well, up for debate.

How do you think Missouri got its nickname of the Show-Me State? What do you think of it as the state motto? Let us know in the comments! Then take a peek at the 14 things that come to everyone’s mind when they think of Missouri. See how many you agree with and what others you would add.

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