Monday, 12 February 2018

State of the Month: Mississippi

Here is the next instalment of my monthly feature going through the States of the United States in alphabetical order to check out how they got named, what their flag is like and other things of interest. 

Location – Mississippi sits between Arkansas to the west and Alabama to the east.

Nicknames – The Magnolia State


Capital – Jackson – the largest city (but it's not that big)

Flower – Magnolia

Bird – Northern Mockingbird

Signature foods – Mississippi Mud Pie, Corn Bread, Collard Greens, Shrimp, Boiled Peanuts

Famous places to visit – Windsor Ruins (Port Gibson), Longwood (Natchez), Vicksburg National Military Park, Elvis' birthplace, Tupelo.

Famous people from Mississippi  - Morgan Freeman (what a face), Elvis Presley,  Jim Henson (The Muppets), Oprah, John Grisham, Tennessee Williams (weird first name for someone from another state), Tammy Wynette

Go to this Pinboard to see the States of the Month so far.

1 comment:

  1. There was a lot of things that I didn't know about the Mississippi state!


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