Missouri Proud

                                     Welcome to the  Missouri Proud  Website
      Where you'll find good things about a state worth Braggin' about!

 

Missouri is a Wonderful State! It is a scenic, historic, and entertaining region surrounding the mean population center of a great country. Missourians are justifiably proud of the state and the people who contributed to its culture. This book documents many good things about Missouri, obviously just a fraction, not even close to all the good things; it includes famous firsts and Missourians who made history; people who helped to make it great and many of those that do so today. It was necessary to leave out many interesting and informative things about the people and places so you may want to use the book as a starting point to dig deeper into the subjects highlighted here. 
 

 

It has been stated that: "If it's true it's not bragging". 

                  "The facts in this book are true.

           This is your Missouri braggin' rights ammo".

                                 What's the book "Missouri Proud" all about?
                                         Click on the Photos below to find out.

 Explorers

This 15-foot-tall bronze sculpture by artist Pat Kennedy of the famous explorers and their Newfoundland dog, Seaman.

Education

 Susan E. Blow

         

 Opened the United States' first successful public kindergarten at St. Louis' Des Peres School in 1873. Blow taught children in the morning and teachers in the afternoon. 

Historic Events 

First non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Charles Lindbergh’s historic 1927 flight.

“The Spirit of St. Louis” was a St. Louis funded venture. 

Religion

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

The Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, formerly the Cathedral of Saint Louis.

Geography-Nature

Missouri is known as the “Cave State” primarily because of the number of show caves that are open to the public. It has at least 6,100 caves and counting. 

Sports

Stan Musial

 The first night opening day Major League Baseball game is played at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis.

Military

       

 The Battle of Fort San Carlos, The First Regular Cavalry unit of the US Army, Missouri, and the Civil War, 

Battleship Missouri and much more.

Literature-writers

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

 Also known as Mark Twain, was a major American writer from Missouri. His stories and novels are famous for their humor, vivid details, and memorable characters. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both classics. 

Movies-Television

Walter Elias Disney

Walter Elias Disney was born December 5, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, to Elias and Flora Disney. His siblings were Herbert, Ray, Roy, and Ruth. Roy later helped his brother make the Disney Company a success. Walt’s parents grew tired of life in Chicago and decided to move closer to the family on a farm outside of Marceline, Missouri, in 1906. 

Music

Missouri Waltz

"Missouri Waltz" is the official state song of Missouri and is associated with the University of Missouri. Contents. [hide]. 1 History; 2 Lyrics; 3 Other notable recordings; 4 References. History[edit]. The "Missouri Waltz", which had been a minstrel song, became the state song under an act adopted by the General Assembly.

Artists - Sculptors

  Laumeier Sculpture Park

          St. Louis, MO

Located in Sunset Hills, near St. Louis, Laumeier Park is a 116 acre-park dedicated to contemporary sculpture. Laumeier’s stated mission is to present contemporary sculpture that is created from and interacts with the environment. (Does it?) Sculptor Ernie Trova’s generous gifts were the catalyst for starting the park.

Science - Research

Missouri Botanical Garden

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark.

Missouri . . .

Magic, Magnificent, Marvelous, Masterful, Mellow, Meritorious, Merry, Mighty, Miraculous, Momentous, Monumental, Moving, Multifarious, Musical and Mysterious......

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old St. Louis County Courthouse was built as a combination federal and state courthouse in St. Louis, MissouriMissouri's tallest habitable building from 1864 to 1894, it is now part of the Gateway Arch National Park and operated by the National Park Service for historical exhibits and events.