State of Missouri Turns 200 Years Old Tuesday

Tuesday is the Bicentennial of Missouri’s becoming the 24th state to enter the United States of America.

A formal ceremony kicks off a full slate of Statehood Day events in Jefferson City at 9 a.m.

Governor Parson and Missouri Senator Roy Blunt are among those scheduled to speak at the event.

That’s followed by a U-S Naturalization Ceremony, an ice cream social, and other exhibits.

The stat’s Bicentennial stamp will also be unveiled.

Congress allowed for admission of Missouri as the 24th state, a result of the Missouri compromise of 1820.

Missouri was the first state entirely west of the Mississippi river to be admitted to the union.

President James Monroe issued a statehood proclamation on August 10, 1821.

St. Charles was the first state capital until 1826.

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