Ode to Missouri: She’s the Best

An ode to Missouri from the August 9, 1901 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

She’s The Best.

The Missouri mule is a daisy
The Missouri cow is a gem
The Missouri hen is a cuckoo
The Missouri girl can hem.

The Missouri goat is coming
Quite fast toward the front
The Missouri pig is the finest
And is always able to grunt.

The Missouri mines are laden
With stores of coal and zinc,
Missouri is attracting thousands
Who watch and act and think.

Come on to “Old Missouri”
While her gates are open wide,
She can care for you in plenty,
If her crops are almost dried.