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Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis, Missouri is the largest beer producing plant in the nation.
The state animal is the Mule.
State bird--native Bluebird March 30, 1927
State insect--honey bee July 3, 1985
On June 20, 1955, the flowering dogwood (Cornus Florida L.) became Missouri's official tree.
The "Missouri Waltz" became the state song under an act adopted by the General Assembly on June 30, 1949
In 1889, Aunt Jemima pancake flour, invented at St. Joseph, Missouri, was the first self-rising flour for pancakes and the first ready-mix food ever to be introduced commercially.
The tallest man in documented medical history was Robert Pershing Wadlow from St. Louis. He was 8 feet, 11.1 inches tall.
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial consists of the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and St. Louis' Old Courthouse. During a nationwide competition in 1947-48, architect Eero Saarinen's inspired design for a 630-foot stainless steel arch was chosen as a perfect monument to the spirit of the western pioneers. Construction of the Arch began in 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965.
The Arch has foundations sunken 60 feet into the ground, and is built to withstand earthquakes and high winds. It sways up to one inch in a 20 mph wind, and is built to sway up to 18 inches.
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