The Gateway Arch in St. Louis
Fur Traders Descending the Missouri by Missouri painter George Caleb Bingham
The states and territories of the United States as a result of Missouri's admission as a state on August 10, 1821. The remainder of the former Missouri Territory became unorganized territory.
Price's Raid in the Trans-Mississippi Theater, 1864
Union Station in St. Louis was the world's largest and busiest train station when it opened in 1894.
Child shoe workers in Kirksville, Missouri, 1910
General John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, was raised in Laclede, Missouri.
African American boy in a sharecropper shack, New Madrid County, 1938.
A physiographic map of Missouri
The Bell Mountain Wilderness of southern Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest
Köppen climate types of Missouri
The Lake of the Ozarks is one of several man-made lakes in Missouri, created by the damming of several rivers and tributaries. The lake has a surface area of 54,000 acres and 1,150 miles of shoreline and has become a popular tourist destination.
Missouri River near Rocheport, Missouri
Missouri population density map
The population center for the United States has been in Missouri since 1980. As of 2020, it is near Interstate 44 in Missouri as it approaches Springfield.
Missouri State quarter featuring the Lewis and Clark expedition
Meramec Caverns
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City services the western portion of Missouri, as well as all of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and northern New Mexico.
Amtrak station in Kirkwood
Kansas City Streetcar near Union Station
The Mississippi River at Hannibal
The Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City
The Governor's Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Treemap of the popular vote by county, 2016 presidential election
Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus
Brookings Hall at Washington University in St. Louis
The historic Gem Theatre, located in Kansas City's renowned 18th and Vine Jazz District
Mark Twain's boyhood home in Hannibal
Missouri has four major sports teams: the Royals and Cardinals of MLB, the Chiefs of the NFL, and the Blues of the NHL.
A mural honoring the Kansas City Chiefs on the wall of the Westport Alehouse in Kansas City, MO.
The St. Louis Cardinals playing at Busch Stadium

State in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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State in the Southeastern region of the United States.

State in the Southeastern region of the United States.

Detail of Tanasi (spelled "Tennessee") on Henry Timberlake's [[:File:Draught of the Cherokee Country.jpg|Draught of the Cherokee Country]]
Reconstruction of Fort Loudoun, the first British settlement in Tennessee
The Southwest Territory in 1790
Surveyor Daniel Smith's "Map of the Tennassee State" (1796)
The Hermitage, plantation home of President Andrew Jackson in Nashville
The Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864
Memphis became known as the "Cotton Capital of the World" in the years following the Civil War
Workers at the Norris Dam construction camp site in 1933
Calutron operators at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project
The 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville
The Ocoee River was home to the 1996 Summer Olympics whitewater slalom events, the only Olympic sporting event ever held in the state.
Mount Le Conte in the Great Smoky Mountains is the tallest mountain in eastern North America, measured from base to summit
Fall Creek Falls, the tallest waterfall in the eastern United States, is located on the Cumberland Plateau
Reelfoot Lake in West Tennessee was formed by the 1811–1812 New Madrid earthquakes
Cedar glades are an extremely rare ecosystem that is found in regions of Middle Tennessee where limestone bedrock is close to the surface
Köppen climate types of Tennessee, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
A geomap showing the counties of Tennessee colored by the relative range of that county's median income.
Chart showing poverty in Tennessee, by age and gender (red = female)
A Nissan Leaf, one of six models manufactured at the Nissan Smyrna Assembly Plant, the largest automotive assembly plant in North America
Established in 1942, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest national laboratory in the Department of Energy system
Norris Dam, a hydroelectric dam operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The resort city of Gatlinburg borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is the most visited national park in the United States.
The Grand Ole Opry, which was recorded in Nashville's Ryman Auditorium from 1943 to 1974, is the longest-running radio broadcast in US history.
Vanderbilt University in Nashville is consistently ranked as one of the top research institutions in the nation
Offices of The Tennessean in Nashville
Interstate 40 traverses Tennessee from east to west, and serves the state's three largest cities.
Memphis International Airport, the hub of FedEx Corporation, is the busiest cargo airport in the world
Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville
Al Gore served as a United States Senator from Tennessee (1985-1993) and as Vice President of the United States (1993-2001)
Howard Baker served as Senate Minority and Majority Leader from 1977 to 1985, and was known as "The Great Conciliator"
Tennessee Volunteers football

It is bordered by Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the southwest, and Missouri to the northwest.

Missouri River

Longest river in the United States.

Longest river in the United States.

Holter Lake, a reservoir on the upper Missouri River
The Missouri in North Dakota, which was the furthest upstream that French explorers traveled on the river
The Yellowstone River, the fifth longest tributary of the Missouri, which it joins in North Dakota
Nebraska's Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station was inundated when the Missouri River flooded in 2011
High silt content makes the Missouri River (left) noticeably lighter than the Mississippi River (right) at their confluence north of St. Louis.
Karl Bodmer, A Mandan Village, c. 1840–1843
Massacre of the Villasur Expedition, painted c. 1720
Map of western North America drawn by Lewis and Clark
Fur Traders on Missouri River, painted by George Caleb Bingham c. 1845
Fort Clark on the Missouri in February 1834, painted by Karl Bodmer
Boatmen on the Missouri c. 1846
Karl Bodmer, Fort Pierre and the Adjacent Prairie, c. 1833, -- the river, river bluffs and floodplain are depicted around the fort settlement
Holter Dam, a run-of-the-river structure on the upper Missouri, shortly after completion in 1918
Black Eagle Dam is dynamited in 1908 to save Great Falls from the floodwave caused by the failure of Hauser Dam
Map showing major features of the Pick–Sloan Plan; other dams and their reservoirs are denoted by triangles
Fort Peck Dam, the uppermost dam of the Missouri River Mainstem System
Painting of the steamboat Yellowstone, one of the earliest commercial vessels to run on the river, circa 1833. The dangerous currents in the river caused the ship to run aground on a sandbar in this illustration.
The Far West is typical of the shallow-draft steamboats used to navigate the Missouri River. Famed captain and pilot Grant Marsh set several speed records, including one taking wounded soldiers from the surviving segments of the George Armstrong Custer expedition to get medical attention.
A barge travels North on the Missouri River at Highway 364 in Saint Charles, Missouri.
Gavins Point Dam at Yankton, South Dakota is the uppermost obstacle to navigation from the mouth on the Missouri today.
The Missouri River near New Haven, Missouri, looking upstream – note the riprap wing dam protruding into the river from the left to direct its flow into a narrower channel
The Missouri River at the confluence with the Floyd River in Sioux City, IA, near the upper most navigable reach of the river today
Freshwater ecoregions of the Missouri basin
Missouri River as it flows through Great Falls, Montana
Agricultural fields dominate most of the former floodplain, including this area around the Missouri's confluence with the Nishnabotna River in western Missouri.
Part of the Missouri National Recreational River, a 98 mi preserved stretch of the Missouri on the border of South Dakota and Nebraska

Rising in the Rocky Mountains of the Eastern Centennial Mountains of Southwestern Montana, the Missouri flows east and south for 2341 mi before entering the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Columbia, Missouri

An aerial depiction of Columbia's downtown district in 1869. The large building on the right is University of Missouri Academic Hall.
The Memorial Union at the University of Missouri
Totality as seen from Columbia
Downtown Columbia
Downtown apartment and mixed-use development next to the Missouri United Methodist Church in June 2017
The Blue Note is a rock and pop venue located in Downtown Columbia.
The Sinquefield Music Center, home to the University of Missouri School of Music
The Missouri Theater
Farout Field before a football game
Booches bar and grill
The iconic rock bridge of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
The Columbia Missourian headquarters
The Boone County Courthouse within the Boone County Government Center
The Daniel Boone Building houses Columbia's City Hall.
The University of Missouri Hospital is the main hospital of the MU Health Care System, and it is the largest hospital in Columbia.
Boone Hospital Center is the second largest hospital in Columbia and is the largest private hospital in Boone County.

Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Jefferson City, Missouri

Sketch of Jefferson City from the 1860s
Missouri State Penitentiary
Parade on "New Capitol Day", October 6, 1924, to celebrate the dedication of the newly constructed Missouri State Capitol
Photograph of Jefferson City and its geography from the International Space Station
The John G. Christy Municipal Building houses the city hall.
The Harry S Truman office building houses government workers for various state departments and agencies.
The Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City

Jefferson City, informally Jeff City, is the capital of Missouri.

Mississippi River

Second-longest river and chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.

Second-longest river and chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.

The beginning of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca (2004)
Former head of navigation, St. Anthony Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers, viewed from Wyalusing State Park in Wisconsin
The Upper Mississippi River at its confluence with the Missouri River north of St. Louis
The confluence of the Mississippi (left) and Ohio (right) rivers at Cairo, Illinois, the demarcation between the Middle and the Lower Mississippi River
Lower Mississippi River near New Orleans
Map of the Mississippi River watershed
Sequence of NASA MODIS images showing the outflow of fresh water from the Mississippi (arrows) into the Gulf of Mexico (2004)
View along the former riverbed at the Tennessee/Arkansas state line near Reverie, Tennessee (2007)
In Minnesota, the Mississippi River runs through the Twin Cities (2007)
Community of boathouses on the Mississippi River in Winona, MN (2006)
The Mississippi River at the Chain of Rocks just north of St. Louis (2005)
A low-water dam deepens the pool above the Chain of Rocks Lock near St. Louis (2006)
The Stone Arch Bridge, the Third Avenue Bridge and the Hennepin Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis (2004)
The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge (2004)
The Chain of Rocks Bridge at St. Louis, Missouri
The Hernando de Soto Bridge in Memphis, Tennessee (2009)
Vicksburg Bridge
Towboat and barges at Memphis, Tennessee
Ships on the lower part of the Mississippi
Oil tanker on the Lower Mississippi near the Port of New Orleans
Barge on the Lower Mississippi River
Lock and Dam No. 11, north of Dubuque, Iowa (2007)
Lock and Dam No. 2, near Hastings, Minnesota (2007)
Lock and Dam No. 15, is the largest roller dam in the world Davenport, Iowa; Rock Island, Illinois. (1990)
Formation of the Atchafalaya River and construction of the Old River Control Structure.
Project design flood flow capacity for the Mississippi river in thousands of cubic feet per second.
Soldiers of the Missouri Army National Guard sandbag the River in Clarksville, Missouri, June 2008, following flooding.
Discovery of the Mississippi by De Soto A.D. 1541 by William Henry Powell depicts Hernando de Soto and Spanish Conquistadores seeing the Mississippi River for the first time.
Map of the French settlements (blue) in North America in 1750, before the French and Indian War (1754 to 1763).
Ca. 1681 map of Marquette and Jolliet's 1673 expedition.
Route of the Marquette-Jolliete Expedition of 1673
A Home on the Mississippi (1871)
Shifting sand bars made early navigation difficult.
Battle of Vicksburg (ca. 1888)
Mississippi River from Eunice, Arkansas, a settlement destroyed by gunboats during the Civil War.
Campsite at the river in Arkansas
The Old River Control Structure complex. View is to the east-southeast, looking downriver on the Mississippi, with the three dams across channels of the Atchafalaya River to the right of the Mississippi. Concordia Parish, Louisiana is in the foreground, on the right, and Wilkinson County, Mississippi, is in the background, across the Mississippi on the left.
Great River Road in Wisconsin near Lake Pepin (2005)
The American paddlefish is an ancient relict from the Mississippi

The river either borders or passes through the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

The United States in 1819, the year before the Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery in the unorganized territory of the Great Plains (upper dark green) and permitted it in Missouri (yellow) and the Arkansas Territory (lower blue area)

Missouri Compromise

The United States in 1819, the year before the Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery in the unorganized territory of the Great Plains (upper dark green) and permitted it in Missouri (yellow) and the Arkansas Territory (lower blue area)
President James Monroe, who signed the Missouri Compromise
Representative James Tallmadge Jr., the author of the antislavery amendment to Missouri statehood
Thomas Jefferson: The Missouri crisis roused Thomas Jefferson "like a fire bell in the night".
Rufus King, the last of the Federalist icons
Massachusetts Representative Timothy Fuller
New York Governor DeWitt Clinton
Extension of the Missouri Compromise Line westward was discussed by Congress during the Texas Annexation in 1845, during the Compromise of 1850, and as part of the proposed Crittenden Compromise in 1860, but the line never reached the Pacific.
Animation showing the free/slave status of U.S. states and territories, 1789–1861, including the Missouri Compromise

The Missouri Compromise (March 3, 1820) was a United States federal legislation that compromised northern attempts to completely prohibit slavery's expansion by admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state in exchange for legislation which prohibited slavery in those remaining Louisiana Purchase lands north of the 36°30′ parallel.

Missouri Territory

Organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from June 4, 1812, until August 10, 1821.

Organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from June 4, 1812, until August 10, 1821.

Map of the Territory of Missouri in 1812
Missouri Territory, formerly Louisiana, 	1814 map

In 1821, a southeastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Missouri, and the rest became unorganized territory for several years.

Ste. Genevieve, Missouri



Nearby communities
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Henry Dodge
Nathaniel Pope (1784–1850),
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Lewis Fields Linn
Firmin René Desloge,
Lewis Vital Bogy
William Pope McArthur
Felix Rozier
Flag of New France
Flag of New Spain
15 star-15 stripe US flag
Flag of Missouri
Louis Bolduc House Museum, c. 1785
Felix Vallé State Historic Site, c. 1818
John Price "Old Brick" Building, c. 1804
Joseph Bogy House, c. 1870
Dr. Fenwick House, c. 1805
Southern Hotel, c. 1820
Jesse Robbins house, c. 1867
A German style building
A Victorian house
A small shop
The Lasource-Durand Cabin
An interesting house
A house near Gabouri Creek
An old house
A 19th-century house
Memorial Cemetery, established 1787 and Missouri's oldest
The tug Holly J
Indian trading post
Cabin c. 1936
Circa 1937
Sleeping quarters
French style barn
City's first post office

Genevieve''' (Sainte-Geneviève ) is a city in Ste. Genevieve Township and is the county seat of Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, United States.

Pony Express advertisement

Pony Express

American express mail service that used relays of horse-mounted riders.

American express mail service that used relays of horse-mounted riders.

Pony Express advertisement
Pony Express postmark, 1860, westbound
Pony Express Stables in St. Joseph, Missouri
The B.F. Hastings building in Sacramento, California, western terminus of the Pony Express
Pony Express Marker along the South Platte River in western Nebraska on US 30 (Lincoln Hwy)
This 25-cent stamp printed by Wells Fargo was canceled in Virginia City, Nevada, and used on a revived Pony Express run between there and Sacramento beginning in 1862.
Pony Express Stamp, 1860
Stolen Pony Express mail. Notation on the cover reads "recovered from a mail stolen by the Indians in 1860" and bears a New York back stamp of May 3, 1862, the date when it was finally delivered in New York. The cover is also franked with the U.S. Postage issue of 1857, Washington, 10c black.
Pony Express riders: "Billy" Richardson, Johnny Fry, Charles Cliff, Gus Cliff
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody
Robert "Pony Bob" Haslam in later years
Jack Keetley
Photo of Major Howard Egan c. 1860s.
Frank E. Webner, Pony Express rider c. 1861
The Mochila: detail from Pony Express stations map by William Henry Jackson
Mail from St. Joseph with a St. Joseph Pony Express postmark along with a city of destination postmark, San Francisco: The envelope also has an issue of 1855, Washington 10-cent postage affixed to it.
Pony Express statue in St. Joseph, Missouri

It operated from April 3, 1860, to October 26, 1861, between Missouri and California.

The Upland South is defined by landform, history, and culture, and does not correspond well to state lines. This map shows the approximate region known as the Upland South.

Upland South

The Upland South and Upper South are two overlapping cultural and geographic subregions in the inland part of the Southern and lower Midwestern United States.

The Upland South and Upper South are two overlapping cultural and geographic subregions in the inland part of the Southern and lower Midwestern United States.

The Upland South is defined by landform, history, and culture, and does not correspond well to state lines. This map shows the approximate region known as the Upland South.
The United States map of Köppen climate classification.
Status of the states, 1861.
Daniel Boone escorts settlers through the Cumberland Gap
Johnson County in Eastern Kentucky
Hardwood forest in Middle Tennessee
The Blue Ridge Parkway heading towards Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina
Tennessee Centennial Exposition in Nashville (1897)
West Virginia coal mine (1908)

It includes most of West Virginia and Kentucky, and parts of Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.