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Mississippi Essential Info

Overview

Ah, the Mighty Mississippi- but there's more to this state than just the river! They've got gorgeous old plantations, the lovely city of Jackson (be warned- it's built on top of a volcano!), and you'd be a hound dog not to stop by Elvis's Birthplace! The best way to see Mississippi? That'd be the Natchez Trace Parkway- it'll take you past some of the best Mississippi has to offer!

Basics

Best Time To Go

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Apr-May, Sep-Nov

Fun Facts

  1. Barq’s Root Beer was invented in Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1898 by Edward Adolf Barq, Sr.
  2. Pine Sol was invented in 1929 by Jackson, Mississippi, native Harry A. Cole, Sr.
  3. The first human lung transplant was successfully accomplished at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1964.
  4. The Mississippi River is the largest in the United States.
  5. The oldest book in America is an ancient Biblical manuscript which can be found at the University of Mississippi.

Popular Foods

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