I proceed with today's trivial tidbits with trepidation, especially since one of my followers is more loyal to Missouri than almost everything else in the world, but after attending Braden's first Boy Scout meeting, during which the Den leader inaccurately taught the Cub Scouts about Missouri history, I feel it's my duty to forge ahead.
A universally alarming experience of my encounters with residents of Georgia, and other Southern states, during my decade away from this Missouri life was their lack knowledge about their state--its history, its geography, its resources--everything. Unless the fact related to football or the Confederacy, most Georgians seemed to know very little about their state's role in America's foundation. And if something happened north of the Mason-Dixon line, it never actually happened. This is not to imply that people in the South are unintelligent; in actuality, many of the smartest people I have the pleasure of knowing are Southerners. However, on the whole, they lack depth in their knowledge of state and American history. In light of this, I bring to you (Missourians, Georgians, and Americans alike), a bit of Missouri history trivia.
Was Missouri a member of the Confederacy or the Union during the Civil War?
The winner of today's trivia challenge wins a postcard of the St. Louis Arch. Good luck!