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Carthage, Missouri (county courthouse) along Route 66 (photo by Deb Robole)

This is Missouri on vacation. #VoteTravel (Take your own vacation to the Missouri Capitol, Jefferson City:

Historic Homes of Kansas City - Thomas Hart Benton House in Roanoke - Architect George Mathews. The Thomas Hart Benton House was built in 1903.

George Washington Carver (January 1864[1][2] – January 5, 1943), was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he is believed to have been born into slavery in Missouri in January 1864. What this man accomplished in his lifetime was amazing. A real American treasure.

George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, Missouri

Thomas Hart Benton, "Spring on the Missouri" 1945

Thomas Hart Benton, "Kansas City," from Politics, Farming, and the Law, Missouri State Museum (1936)

Map of Missouri became the 24th state on August 10, 1821. The capital is Jefferson City.

Francis Quadrangle. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Photograph by Notley Hawkins.

Fire at Academic Hall, 1892. Columns were the only thing to remain and still stand today. (University of Missouri Columbia campus)

Hannibal, Missouri

On America's centennial he gave the country a charming young hero: Tom Sawyer. Eight years later he created Huck Finn. Samuel Langhorne Clemens of Hannibal, Missouri, was blessed with a vernacularist's ear and a skeptic's eye, He used both to become a master storyteller.

Light House on Cardiff Hill at Hannibal, Missouri.

The Ice Cream Cone On July 23, 1904, Charles E. Minches of St. Louis, Missouri conceived the idea of filling a pastry cone with two scoops of ice cream, thereby inventing the ice cream cone. The walk-away cone made its debut later that year at the St. Louis World's Fair.

Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 21, 1927, landing his Spirit of St. Louis near Paris. (American Commercial Photographers / Missouri History Museum)

Organic Farm at New Town St. Charles Missouri