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5 Fun Facts About May 29 In Missouri History

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1. Missouri celebrated its statehood on May 29, 1821, making it the 24th state to join the United States.

2. The first Missouri State Fair was held on May 29, 1856, in St. Louis. Today, the State Fair is held annually in Sedalia and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors.

3. On May 29, 1911, the Missouri State Capitol building was dedicated in Jefferson City. The historic building features a distinctive dome that is one of the largest in the world.

4. In 1953, the first McDonald's restaurant in Missouri opened in St. Louis on May 29. Today, there are over 300 McDonald's locations throughout the state.

5. On May 29, 1986, the first Circus Flora performance was held in St. Louis. Circus Flora is a unique circus that combines traditional circus acts with theater and storytelling. The circus is still performing in St. Louis today and has become a beloved local tradition.
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