The Magnolia state
How Mississippi Got It's Name
Mississippi has a very unique name. It is a combination of two indian words. One is Mshi meaning big and Ziibi meaning river. This was the original name for the Mississippi river.
Mississippi doesn't have very many interesting places but there are a few. One is the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum. It's filled with a bunch of Elvis artifacts and shows how the room was when Elvis was born. It also has a theater and event center. Next, is the mississippi museum of natural science its has a zoo, shows, sometimes even a circus. Last, is the U.S.S. Cairo Museum of war originally built in 1861 for the union navy. It was named after Cairo, Illinois.
Mississippi has a few national parks and historic sites. One is the Vicksburg National Military park. This is where the American Civil War battle of Vicksburg took place. It also has a cemetery. Next is the old Mississippi state capitol. It used to be the statehouse. Finally, there is the Gulf island National seashore. Not only do you get to go to the beach but you get to see so many artifacts. It stretches from Florida to Mississippi.
State Flower is a Magnolia
State Bird is a Mockingbird
State beverage is milk
Has the world's largest shrimp
State insect honeybee
State song is Go Mississippi
Has the world's largest cactus plantation, cotton wood tree, and pecan nursery
Has the checkers hall of fame
Coca-cola was first sold in a bottle
Birthplace of the teddy bear
- State stone is petrified wood