A Brief History of Missouri
- First settled by immigrants during the mid-18th century, the state of Missouri saw slow growth prior to the turn of the 19th century. St. Louis was founded in 1764 and grew into a major regional trading city, though it would not see heavy settlement until the United States gained control of the region with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. After the territory was opened up for settlement, many settlers used St. Louis – a major port along the Mississippi River. Missouri became a state in 1820 and was the site of several border skirmishes between abolitionists and pro-slavery advocates. It officially remained part of the Union during the Civil War, though the Confederacy – in large part because of the strong pro-secession viewpoints of many of the state’s citizens – recognized it as a Confederate state, despite the fact that the state convention had not officially seceded. It supplied troops and materiel to both the Confederacy and the Union throughout the war. After the war Missouri saw manufacturing rise significantly, and the state’s economy – largely based on rural sectors at the time – began to diversify and change.
What to Expect when Shipping to or from Missouri
- Easily the most popular east-west corridor through the state of Missouri is Interstate 70, which enters from Illinois in the east, passing through St. Louis and Columbia (as well as several other smaller cities) before hitting Kansas City on the western border and heading into Kansas. Many carriers travel along I-70, and while it is not the most heavily-traveled interstate in the U.S. it is in the top 5. It links many different major cities along its path and makes auto transportation to or from many major metro areas much easier. Other interstates include I-55, which runs north-south along the eastern border; I-44, which runs from the southwestern corner of the state northeast into St. Louis; and I-35, which runs practically north from Kansas City into Iowa. It helps that the state of Missouri has long been an important state for transportation; as such, many auto transport carriers run routes through the state, ultimately keeping costs lower and carrier availability higher.
How to get a Free Car Transport Missouri Quote
- If you are interested in getting a free car transport quote to ship your vehicle to or from Missouri, Webster Hauling can help you with it. We work with the best carriers in the car transport industry to get your vehicle moved from wherever you need it picked up from to wherever you need it shipped to. You can call us at 888-333-6343 for a free car transport quote, or you can take a minute to fill out our free online quote request form to the right and get a quote emailed to you within the next hour. We here at Webster Hauling are proud to help you with all your car transport or vehicle shipping needs, so call or fill out our form today to get the best service from one of the best companies in the industry.