National Mississippi Day
We recognize each state in the order they entered the union, beginning with Hawaii and ending with Hawaii on Independence Day. We feature a small part of each state's past, foods, and the people who make up the state. There's so much more to discover, we can't help but celebrate our beautiful country even more.
How did you learn to spell Mississippi? How did you learn to spell Mississippi? Was it the M-I crooked letter-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-I-humpback-I rhyme? Did you keep track of the seconds by counting one Mississippi, two Mississippi, or both Mississippi? If you did, you're not alone. Millions around the country are recalling doing this and other related word associations with the name Mississippi!
Along the western boundary of the state, the Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico, and derives the river's name from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi, which means "Great River."
In the middle to late 19th century, Blues music flourished along the Mississippi Delta in the Mississippi Delta. Blues music will gradually expand to include a crop of singers and a variety of new genres within a few decades.
Mississippi has been a turbulent, turbulent, and violent time for the 1960s. Both the American Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s created turbulent, turbulent, and violent times for the state. Despite the fact that the Civil War brought about freedom for enslaved people, the Civil War destroyed more than half of Mississippi's population and economy.
Nearly 100 years ago, when Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. ignited the movement that would bring voices and faces to the story, people were still missing.
The Natchez Trace is one of the state's most popular features. This ancient path has been beaten down by the hooves of bison, which have been in existence for thousands of years. Later, Hunting and gathering mound builders used the route, which later became an excellent road for transporting goods. It's both a 444-mile scenic parkway and natural timeline through three states' history (Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama).
There are several fun and informative tidbits about Mississippi to explore. For example, did you know that while hunting in Sharkey County, President Roosevelt came across a bear he refused to shoot, which is how we got the teddy bear today.