Missouri State Capitol

Statehood
3:49 pm
Sat August 9, 2014

St. Charles Historic Site Celebrates Anniversary Of Missouri Statehood

Missouri's first capitol, now a state historic site. It's located in St. Charles, Mo.
Courtesy Missouri State Parks

When Missouri became a state 193 years ago Sunday, the plan was to put the state capitol in a central location. But there was just one problem.

“There was no Jefferson City at the time,” said Sue Love, with the Missouri Parks Department. "They built it specifically to be our capitol. So while they were building Jefferson City, they had to have some place to meet, plan and prepare because they had already started the process of becoming a state.”

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Mo. Budget Surplus
4:46 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Mo. House Adds Gov. Nixon's Amendment To Capital Improvements Bill

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has adopted Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) proposal announced Thursday to add $86 million to a capital improvements bill.

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