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  2. State’s Nickname • The Magnolia State is named because of the abundance of magnolia flowers and trees in the state • The magnolia is the official state flower and the official state tree

  3. Flag of Mississippi The committee to design a State Flag was appointed by legislative action February 7, 1894, and provided that the flag reported by the committee should become the official flag The committee recommended for the flag "one with width two-thirds of its length; with the union square, in width two-thirds of the width of the flag; the ground of the union to be red and a broad blue saltier thereon, bordered with white and emblazoned with thirteen (13) mullets or five-pointed stars, corresponding with the number of the original States of the Union; the field to be divided into three bars of equal width, the upper one blue, the center one white, and the lower one extending the whole length of the flag

  4. Listen to the Official Mississippi Song As You Read The Words Below: http://www.50states.com/songs/miss.htm Go, MississippiWords and Music by Houston DavisVerse:States may sing their songs of praiseWith waving flags and hip-hoo-rays,Let cymbals crash and let bells ringCause here's one song I'm proud to sing.Choruses:Go, Mississippi, keep rolling along,Go, Mississippi, you cannot go wrong,Go, Mississippi, we're singing your song,M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-IGo, Mississippi, you're on the right track,Go, Mississippi, and this is a fact,Go, Mississippi, you'll never look back,M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-IGo, Mississippi, straight down the line,Go, Mississippi, ev'rything's fine,Go, MIssissippi, it's your state and mine,M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-IGo, Mississippi, continue to roll,Go, Mississippi, the top is the goal,Go, Mississippi, you'll have and you'll hold,M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-IGo, Mississippi, get up and go,Go, Mississippi, let the world know,That our Mississippi is leading the show,M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

  5. Southern Magnolia • Southern magnolia Magnoliaceae Magnolia grandiflora • Leaf: Alternate, simple, pinnately veined and evergreen, 5 to 8 inches long, oval in shape with an entire margin • Very waxy/shiny above, and reddish tomentose below • Flower: Very showy and fragrant, 6 to 8 inches wide with large white petals • Flowers are borne singly, from May to June.Fruit: An aggregate of follicles, green changing to red, cylindrical, 3 to 5 inches long with red seeds, 1/2 inch long • Maturing October to November.Twig: Stout, with white to rusty tomentum and a long (1 to 1 1/2 inches) silky white to rusty red terminal bud.Bark: Brown to gray, thin, smooth/lenticellate when young, later with close plates or scales • Form: A medium-sized tree with a pyramidal crown • When open grown, the crown is dense with low branches.

  6. State Flower • The great magnolia shoots up its majestic trunk, • crowned with evergreen leaves, and decorated with a thousand beautiful flowers, that perfume the air around • where the forests and fields are adorned with blossoms of every hue; where the golden orange ornaments the gardens and groves; where bignonias of various kinds interlace their climbing stems around the white-flowered stuartia, and mounting still higher, cover the summits of the lofty trees around, accompanied with innumerable vines, that here and there festoon the dense foliage of the magnificent woods

  7. FUN PLACES IN MISSISSIPPI • Take a cruise down the Mississippi River • Visit a plantation

  8. States That Border Mississippi • North • Tennessee • East • Alabama • West • Arkansas and Louisiana • South • Tip of Louisiana and the Guif of Mexico

  9. Mississippi State Animal • Mockingbird • The Mocking-bird remains in Louisiana the whole year • In the beginning of April, sometimes a fortnight earlier, the Mocking-birds pair, and construct their nests • The nearer you approach to the sea-shores, the more plentiful do you find these birds

  10. When Mississippi became a state • Dec. 10, 1817 • 20th State into the Union

  11. Mississippi area code 228601662

  12. State Capital : Jackson

  13. Climate • Mississippi is located in the humid subtropical climate region, characterized by temperate winters • long, hot summers; and rainfall that is fairly evenly distributed through the year • However, the state is subject to periods of both drought and floodT • The climate rarely seems to bring "average" conditions • More typical would be an expection of "feast or famine" with regard to weather events as the climate delivers energy and moisture in subtropical latitudes between a large landmass to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south