Missouri Nick Name
The Show Me State
The nickname of Missouri is "The Show Me State".

There are several stories concerning the origin of the "show me" slogan. The most widely known story gives credit to Missouri's U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver for coining the phrase in 1899. During a speech in Philadelphia, he said:

"I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me."

The nickname ""The Show Me State" has come to represent Missourians as stalwart, perhaps somewhat stubborn and with a dedication to common sense.

Other nicknames of Missouri:

  • The Bullion State
  • The Cave State
  • The Lead State
  • The Ozark State
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