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Missouri Bicentennial

200 years of statehood — 1821-2021

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Missouri has two official dogs, Old Drum, the official state Historical Dog and Jim, the Wonder Dog, the official state Wonder Dog.

Discover their stories by clicking on the images below and let us know which dog is your favorite!

Old Drum Jim, the Wonder Dog

Who is your favorite Missouri dog?
Old Drum: 38 votes (52.05%)
Jim, the Wonder Dog: 35 votes (47.95%)
Total Votes: 73

Two of Missouri’s famous authors are responsible for some of the most enduring children’s literature in the country. But the question remains, who is better? Laura Ingalls Wilder or Mark Twain?

black and white photo of Laura Ingalls Wilderblack and white photo of Mark Twain

Who's the better writer?
Laura Ingalls Wilder: 0 votes (0%)
Mark Twain: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0

Missouri is lucky enough to have not only one but two professional baseball teams. Are you rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals or the Kansas City Royals?

St. Louis Cardinals logoKansas City Royals logo

Which baseball team are you rooting for?
St. Louis Cardinals: 0 votes (0%)
Kansas City Royals: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0

Missourian Biographies from the State Library

Dick Van Dyke

My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business: A Memoir

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Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker in Art and Life: the Icon and the Image

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Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens

Autobiography of Mark Twain

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Maya Angelou

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

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Harry Truman

Truman

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Jesse James

Jesse James: the Man and the Myth

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Omar Bradley, Alexander Doniphan, Sterling Price, Ulysses S. Grant, John J. Pershing

Five Stars

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