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Bluebirds By Jeff Berti

Did you ever wonder why the bluebird is Missouri’s state bird? There were many choices, but I’m glad they chose the bluebird.
On March 30, 1927, the eastern bluebird was officially designated as the Missouri state bird by an act of the Missouri Legislature. The reason given in the official proclamation was because the bluebird was “common in Missouri” and “a symbol of happiness.”

The bluebird was an appropriate selection

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