Talk:Missouri

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Regions[edit]

It seems to me that the following region names are rather pedantic.

Is the word Region actually used for these areas or would

be better? Even the Missouri article hints that the region version is not the most common usage for these areas. I am thinking of moving the regions and wondered if anyone else had any comments about these names. -- Huttite 06:43, 9 Jan 2006 (EST)

The shorter the better if you ask me... Jpatokal 08:47, 9 Jan 2006 (EST)
My bad... sorry about that... Xltel 09:10, 9 Jan 2006 (EST)
I have made this change. Xltel 14:24, 10 Jan 2006 (EST)

Comment from Missouri[edit]

I have lived in Missouri all my life, and not to make a rude comment or anything, but this article is truly bad. Someone put Bolivar and Bowling Green as major cities. Bolivar's population is about 5-7000. Cape Girardeau, St. Joseph, and Hannibal (home of Mark Twain, one of Missouri's most famous residents) aren't listed. I rewrote the cities.

Also, Jefferson City may be on the edge of the Ozarks technically (so is St. Louis), but I don't know anybody who lives here that would call it "in the Ozarks". I think the whole region thing needs to be scrapped and started over again. I know this is what's on the state's tourism website, but to me:

  • Northeast Missouri – includes Hannibal and Kirksville
  • Northwest Missouri – includes St. Joseph
  • St. Louis Area – St. Louis metro area including St. Charles
  • Kansas City Area – Kansas City metro area including Independence
  • Central Missouri – includes Jefferson City and Columbia
  • Southeast Missouri – Includes Ste. Genevieve and Cape Girardeau
  • The Ozarks – includes Springfield, Joplin, Rolla, West Plains, and Poplar Bluff.

This actually leaves a small area south of Kansas City unclassified (it's not part of the Ozarks), maybe all of that could be called "Western Missouri"? If possible, I'll borrow a map from Wikipedia and see if I can do this on a map.Rt66lt 13:36, 12 Jan 2006 (EST)

Hello Rt66it, thank you for helping to add content and make the Missouri article better. I don't see a problem with adding regions for Kansas City and St. Louis. Again thanks Xltel 13:52, 12 Jan 2006 (EST)

I went ahead and changed that section to the areas listed above. When I can get a map done, I'll add that. I thought I would comment on it before I went and made a change like this. Also, since the northwest Missouri, etc. have links, should "St. Louis Area" and "Kansas City Area" have a seperate article from St. Louis and Kansas City?Rt66lt 13:58, 12 Jan 2006 (EST)

I will go ahead and create the new regions and move St. Louis and Kansas City. As far as the Ozarks, there is a Ozarks article that covers four states, so we might want to change that back to Southwest and indicate it is in the Ozarks or as an alternative we could create a new region that is Ozarks (Missouri) which would be unique for Missouri. Xltel 14:08, 12 Jan 2006 (EST)
This discussion looks to have died long ago, but hopefully someone knowledgeable will be able to look over the regions map I have added, especially to make sure the counties were sorted appropriately by region. --Peter Talk 09:43, 15 May 2009 (EDT)


Branson Claim[edit]

I'd really like to see a citation on this: "Branson - 2nd most visited place in the U.S."; I have a very serious disbelief in this. Thanks! Ray