Located at the geographical center of the nation, Missouri was admitted to the Union as the 24th state on August 10, 1821. Missouri is the quintessential Midwestern state characterized by the magnificent Ozark Mountains, with myriad caves, lakes and the mighty Missouri and Mississippi rivers. A territory that was once known for its thriving, rough frontier towns, outlaws, and adventurers, Missouri is celebrated for its vibrant past and rich heritage.
With the acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, President Jefferson dispatched the Lewis and Clark Expedition which was the first extensive exploration of the northwestern part of the new territory. The expedition began in St. Charles, just 20 miles west of St. Louis in 1804, and ended when they returned in 1806. Their 8,000-mile journey westward and back is what many consider to be one of the greatest U.S. military expeditions of all time.
In 1820, the Missouri Compromise was passed whereby Missouri was to be admitted as a slave state and Maine as a free state. Although admitted as a slave state, Missouri nevertheless remained with the Union throughout the Civil War. The most significant and bloodiest battle fought was the Battle of Wilson’s Creek near Springfield. Other important battles in Missouri were fought at Carthage, Lexington, Westport and Boonville. Missouri contributed 109,000 men to the northern cause while sending at least 30,000 men into the Confederate ranks.
Home to native-born Harry S. Truman, the first Missourian to become President of the United States. President Truman was the nation’s leader during the final years of World War II. His was the fateful decision to use the atom bomb and hasten the Japanese surrender consummated on the deck of the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
Enriched with prominent people, places, and landmarks, “The Show Me State” is revered for its distinguished pride, indomitable character, and pioneering spirit. With a sovereign will and unwavering belief, Missourians will forever remain vigilant, honor their past and continue their legacy!
Presented on a fully functional Henry.30-30 lever action, this rifle features a pristine 24 karat gold-plated finish with selective high-grade jewelers-nickel plating. Ornately engraved on the receiver and walnut stock and limited to only 200 numbered rifles, this edition is the perfect gift to commemorate your heritage and continue your legacy! Call today to learn how you can claim one for yourself!
- Fully-Functional Henry .30-30 Win. Lever Action
- Limited to Only 200 Numbered Rifles!
- 24 Karat Gold w/ Selective High-Grade Jewelers-Nickel Finish!
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