National Missouri Day recognized on Jan. 4

Updated: Jan. 4, 2018 at 3:10 PM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Show Me State is having a day! January 4 is National Missouri Day. It recognizes the 24th state to join the union.

The "Gateway to the West" has the Mississippi River on the eastern border and the Missouri River as a portion of its western border.

According to National Day Calendar, Missouri is a natural hub of transportation and trade. The state became a stopping point for many migrating west.

Daniel Boone, Laura Ingles Wilder, Kit Carson, William Clark, Walt Disney, Scott Joplin, and Joseph Pulitzer all made Missouri their home for a time.

Uniquely Missouri things to do and see

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