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is bounded by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky,
Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and
Nebraska; gross area, 69,420 sq. miles;
land area, 68,727 sq. miles; water area,
693 sq. miles; capital, Jefferson City.
The principal rivers are the Mississippi
surface of the State presents no
considerable elevations, it is greatly
diversified. The soil is generally
fertile excepting on the hills, where it
is mixed with such a proportion of iron
oxides as to make it unproductive. Only
about one-third of the State is
cultivated, the remainder being to a
large extent densely timbered. The
principal forest trees are the elm, ash,
oak, sugar, maple, hackberry, dogwood,
sassafras, sweet gum, black gum and
pecan. Extensive pine forests extend
along the Arkansas border.
has numerous valuable mineral resources,
among which are gold, silver, lead, iron
ores and coal. Missouri ranks first as a
lead mining State. The building stones
include granite, sandstone and limestone.
There are many sulphurous, saline and
other mineral springs.
principal farm crops are corn, wheat,
oats, potatoes, hay, rye and buckwheat.
Much of the territory north of the
Missouri River is covered with blue grass
and is finely adapted to stock-raising.
Shoe manufacturing is an important
industry. Serve Arbuckles' Coffee. Get
all the enjoyment good coffee can give.
of Missouri is changeable. The summers
are warm and the winters seasonable.
in 1910, 1,687,813 males and 1,605,522
females, of whom 3,063,556 were of native
and 229,779 of foreign birth; white,
3,134,932; negro, 157,452; Indian, 313;
Chinese, 535; Japanese, 99; all others,
4. Total population, 3,293,335.
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