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Benjamin HOWARD, Congress, KY (1760-1814)

HOWARD, Benjamin, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Lexington, Ky. (then a part of Virginia), in 1760; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar …

Missouri

(Encyclopedia) Missouri, river, c.2,565 mi (4,130 km) long (including its Jefferson-Beaverhead-Red Rock headstream), the longest river of the United States and the principal tributary of the Mississippi ...

Missouri Overview

(Encyclopedia) Missouri mĭzo͝or´ē, –ə [key], one of the midwestern states of the United States. It is bordered by Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, across the Mississippi River (E), Arkansas (S), Okl...

Missouri Compromise

(Encyclopedia) Missouri Compromise, 1820–21, measures passed by the U.S. Congress to end the first of a series of crises concerning the extension of slavery. By 1818, Missouri Territory had gained suff...

Little Missouri

(Encyclopedia) Little Missouri. 1 River, c.145 mi (230 km) long, rising in the Ouachita Mts., SW Ark., and flowing generally SE to join the Ouachita River N of Camden. North of Murfreesboro is Narrows ...

Missouri River basin project

(Encyclopedia) Missouri River basin project, comprehensive plan authorized in 1944 for the coordinated development of water resources of the Missouri River and its tributaries, draining an area of c.51...

Missouri, University of

(Encyclopedia) Missouri, University of, at Columbia (main campus), Rolla, Kansas City, and St. Louis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1839, opened 1841. It is the oldest state univers...

Missouri

Capital: Jefferson City State abbreviation/Postal code: Mo./MO Governor: Eric Greitens, R (to Jan. 2021) Lieut. Governor: Mike Parson, R (to Jan. 2021) Senators: Roy Blunt, R (…

At the Sources of the Missouri

Chapter 11 Chapter 13 At the Sources of the Missouri The explorers were now (in the last days of July, 1805) at the head of the principal sources of the great Mis…