Jan
30
2010
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What is Jefferson City, city profile?

Missouri State Capitol - courtesy jimbowen0306 - CC-BYJefferson City is the capital of Missouri and was named after Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.  Jefferson City was selected as the new capital in 1821. It was first called Lohman’s Landing. When the legislature decided to relocate there, they suggested the name “Missouriopolis” but later agreed on Jefferson City. Located [more…]

Oct
25
2009
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What sites are there to see in Independence, Missouri, related to Harry S. Truman?

The Truman Home in Independence, Mo. title=treatment for hives Independence, Missouri, is the city where U.S. President Harry S. Truman grew up, and the town is proud of that aspect of its history. Among the Truman related sites to visit are: The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, has numerous exhibits related to Truman's life. It also hosts community events such [more…]

Oct
25
2009
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What religious sites are there to see in Independence, Missouri?

The Community of Christ temple rises about 300 feet above Independence, Missouri. This photo is from inside its sanctuary, looking upward. The inset is of its exterior. Mvguy photos. CC-BY.For those interested in American frontier religious history, the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Independence City is well worth a visit. One of the first things visitors to Independence are likely to notice is the 90-meter-tall (300 feet) Community of Christ temple, as it is by far the tallest structure in the city. The temple [more…]

Oct
22
2009
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What is St. Louis city profile?

St. Louis - courtesy lunaport - CC-BYlink St. Louis is the largest city in the state of Missouri, founded in 1763 and named after King Louis IX of France.  In August 1876 the City of St. Louis voted to secede from St. Louis County and become an independent city. It was once the fourth largest city in the United States, but [more…]

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