Mississippi Mississippi By: Lina #2 Mrs. Tuomi’s Class MISSISSIPPI
State Slide • State Bird- Mocking Bird • State Flower- Magnolia Blossom • State Tree- Magnolia Tree • State Land Mammal #1- White- Tailed Deer • State Land Mammal #2- Red Fox • State Song- Go Mississippi • State Nickname- The Magnolia State • Location- In the southeastern area of the United States, along the Gulf of Mexico • Size- 48,434 square miles (125,444 square kilometers) • Population (not exact # of people)- 2,730,501 • Date Admitted to the Union- Dec. 10th,1817- 20th state • Mississippi has Antebellum homes- Antebellum means homes before the Civil Wars (1861-1865) • Four states border Mississippi- Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, and Arkansas
Continuing State Slide • State Beverage- Milk • State Fish- Largemouth Bass (Black Bass) • State Fossil- Prehistoric Whale • State Insect- Honeybee • State Shell- Oyster Shell • State Stone- Petrified Wood • State Waterfowl- Wood Duck • State Water Mammal- Bottle-Nosed Dolphin • State Motto- Virtute et Armis meaning: by valor and arms • Electoral Votes- 6 votes • State Reptile- American Alligator • State Butterfly- Spicebush Swallowtail • College of choice- University of Mississippi • A few Famous People who grew up there: Bo Diddley, Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey
Capital The state capitol is the third capitol building built in the capital city of Jackson. The first building was finished in 1822, the second building in 1833, and the current capitol building was finished in 1903. In 1979-1983, the capitol building happened to have a complete restoration, which costs $19 million. The renovation remained true to the original building and strived to maintain the original design when at all possible. The capitol is 402 feet long and 180 feet to the top of the dome. The dome interior contains 750 lights. That’s a lot of lights! The eagle which sits atop the dome is made of solid copper coated or covered with gold leaf. The eagle is 8 feet high and 15 feet wide. In 1798 Mississippi became a state and since then all the governors portraits are painted and located on the first floor of the capitol.
Tourist Attraction #1 Mississippi River Hundreds of years ago, Native Americans used the Great River Road (Mississippi River) for trade and travel, with the Hopewell Indian Culture becoming the most advanced Civilization in early North America.
Tourist Attraction #2 Mississippi Museum of Natural Science I chose this Attraction site because I really like science! I think Science Museums are kind of fun if they have fun exhibition and exhibits. This is located in Jackson, Mississippi. Here’s the address, and phone #: 2148 Riverside Drive Jackson, MS 39202 (601)354-7303. I want to go there now! Open Weekdays 8am-5pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm http://museum.mdwfp.com/
Mississippi Historical Slide Mississippi joined the Union as the 20th state in 1817 and gets its name from the Mississippi River. Earlier in time the people who lived in the area that became Mississippi included the Choctaw, Natchez and Chickasaw Indian Tribes. Spanish explorers arrived there in 1540. The French started the first permanent settlement in Mississippi in 1699. During the first half of the 19th century, Mississippi was the top cotton producer in the United States, and owners of large plantations depended on the labor of slaves. Mississippi left the Union in 1861 and fought against the U.S. Army. After the end of slavery, racial discrimination lasted in Mississippi, and the state was a battleground of the Civil Rights Movement in the 20th Century.
The University of Mississippi In 1963 the University of Mississippi Medical Center accomplished the world's first human lung transplant. On January 23, 1964, Dr. James D. Hardy also performed the first heart transplant. The reason I chose this University was because it has a good Medical Program. (My family tells me I should be a Doctor.) University mailing address: University of Mississippi P.O. Box 1848 University, MS 38677 University GPS location: University Avenue University, MS 38677. The University is located in Oxford, Mississippi. Medical School .
Interesting Facts about Mississippi • The world’s largest shrimp is on Display at the Old Spanish Fort Museum in Pascagoula. • Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. (That’s my b-day too.) • Mississippi was the first state in the nation to plan a system of junior colleges
Conclusion I think Mississippi is an interesting state because of how much slavery there was. It’s so sad they had a lot of slavery. They had great cotton fields though. There are so many different state animals, state drink and etc. I want to visit the Mississippi River someday, and the Science Museum they have.
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