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5 Fun Facts About December 3 In Missouri History

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1. In 1818, Missouri became the 24th state in the United States. The state was admitted to the Union as a slave state, which played a significant role in the tensions that led up to the American Civil War.

2. On December 3, 1926, the notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow robbed a Missouri hardware store. The pair gained notoriety for their string of robberies and murders across several states during the Great Depression.

3. In 1959, Missouri Senator Stuart Symington announced his candidacy for president of the United States. Symington, a Democrat, served in the Senate for 18 years and was known for his advocacy for civil rights and workers' rights.

4. December 3, 1974 saw the deadliest tornado outbreak in Missouri history, with 13 tornadoes touching down across the state. The storms caused significant damage and resulted in 24 fatalities.

5. In 1984, the Echo Bluff State Park was established in Missouri. The park is situated near the Current River and features hiking trails, camping areas, and stunning views of the surrounding Ozark Mountains.
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