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  History of Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mississippi was part of the Mississippian culture in the early part of the second millennium AD; descendant Native American tribes include the Chickasaw and Choctaw.
The Mississippi Territory was organized on April 7, 1798, from territory ceded by Georgia and South Carolina; it was later twice expanded to include disputed territory claimed by both the U.S. and Spain.
Mississippi was considered to typify the Deep South during the era of Jim Crow.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Mississippi   (1042 words)

 Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mississippi is bordered on the north by the state of Tennessee; on the east by Alabama, on the south by Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico; and on the west by Louisiana and Arkansas (across the Mississippi River).
Mississippi was the second state to secede from the Union as one of the Confederate States of America on January 9, 1861.
As of 2005, Mississippi has an estimated population of 2,921,088, which is an increase of 20,320, or 0.7%, from the prior year and an increase of 76,432, or 2.7%, since the year 2000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mississippi   (2640 words)

 Mississippi Farm Bureau - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation is the largest general farm organization in the state, with more than 230,000 member families in 82 county Farm Bureaus.
Mississippi's membership growth gained in momentum, and on May 2, 1974, the MFBF recorded its 100,000th member.
Agricultural and tax issues, along with a variety of issues affecting rural life, were of primary focus in dealing with lawmakers, while the continued promotion of agriculture as a critical economic force was directed at government and business leaders.
www.msfb.com /aboutus/history.html   (1500 words)

Mississippi, one of the United States of America, takes its name from the Mississippi River that forms its western boundary from 35° to 31° N. lat.
The levees are maintained by local assessments by the two levee boards in the delta and by appropriations from the Federal Government, made for the improvement of the rivers and for the maintenance of the levees.
The highest water is from January to April, followed often, in the Mississippi, by what is termed the June rise which is caused by the melting of the snow and ice in the upper Mississippi and in its tributaries.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10394a.htm   (3969 words)

 History of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project
The Mississippi River levees are designed to protect the alluvial valley against the project flood by confining flow to the leveed channel, except where it enters the natural flwater areas or is diverted purposely into the floodway areas.
To protect communities along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and to reduce the flood heights to which the controlling levees on the Missouri side would otherwise be subjected, the project provides for a setback levee about 5 miles west of the riverfront levee through this reach.
The Mississippi River is the main stem of a network of inland navigable waterways which form a system of about 12,350 miles in length, not including the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway of 1,173 miles.
www.mvn.usace.army.mil /pao/bro/misstrib.htm   (1735 words)

 Mississippi River
The Mississippi River, 3,779 km (2,348 mi) long, is the second longest river, after the Missouri, in the United States.
The Mississippi rises in Minnesota and then flows south, following the boundaries between the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana on the west, and Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi on the east.
This lower part of the Mississippi's course, characterized by geographers as a typical example of an "old-age" river, is contained within natural levees formed by flood-deposited sediments.
www.gatewayno.com /history/Mississippi.html   (910 words)

 History of Twentieth Mississippi Infantry, C.S.A.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Twentieth Mississippi Regiment arrived on the twenty-eighth of February and was the second command to arrive at Fort Pemberton.
Pemberton that the Twentieth Mississippi was to be mounted.
Leonidas Polk assumed command of the Army of Mississippi and East Louisiana on the twenty-third of December in eighteen sixty-three.
users.cnnw.net /~rebcav/history/20thmiss.html   (7398 words)

 American History - Mississippi and Beyond
Another tumultuous time in our history, the war with Great Britain rages on with loss of live and property, crops and fortunes, finally in 1815, Jackson defeats the British at New Orleans and a peace treaty is signed.
Mississippi is admitted to the union in 1817.
For some of those who came from the east to take part in the War of 1812, decided there was nothing to go back to and homesteaded in the fertile land of the delta region and beyond the Mississippi.
www.electricscotland.com /history/america/mississippi.htm   (403 words)

 History of Mississippi Flags
LaSalle planted the white flag of the Bourbon kings of France at the mouth of the Mississippi River in 1682, and Iberville made the settlement at Ocean Springs under the same flag in 1699.
That part of Mississippi which was never in British West Florida came under the Grand Union flag of 1776 and under the Betsy Ross flag of 1777, but the other part of Mississippi, roughly the southern third, had as its first American flag the fifteen stars and stripes of 1795-1818.
A reassembled convention in March made Mississippi a part of the Confederacy, and it thus came under the various flags of the Confederacy for the period of the War Between the States.
www.mcsr.olemiss.edu /~mudws/flag/history.htm   (832 words)

 History Markers of Mississippi
Hodos served in the 43rd Mississippi Infantry, 41st Alabama Infantry, 19th Alabama Infantry, 11th Alabama Infantry, and the 7th Alabama Cavalry.
He was in the 23rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment.
Mississippi is rich in history dating back to the Indians before Columbus discoverd America.
www.historymarkersofms.com   (561 words)

 History of Mississippi Poultry Industry
It was common in the 1920's through the 1940's to see Mississippi hatcheries located on or near the main streets of many towns.
The vast majority of Mississippi's broilers and eggs are still produced under this type of contract arrangement.
Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity institution.
msucares.com /poultry/commercial/history.html   (802 words)

 Rivers of Life: History of Transportation, part 1
The Mississippi and its tributaries have always been an important trade route, and large native settlements sprang up where larger rivers like the Minnesota, the Chippewa, the Illinois and the Missouri joined the gathering waters on their journey southward.
But the importance of the Mississippi as a travel corridor continued to shape the course of the region's history as the development of continent's vast interior unfolded.
A period of rapid growth was upon the Upper Midwest, and the Mississippi River was the great river highway that had made it all possible.
cgee.hamline.edu /rivers/Resources/Voices/transportation1.htm   (714 words)

 Mississippi COG History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A history of the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) movement in Mississippi (USA) from its establishment in May 1909 and official organization in August 1912.
And after the Church of God message was brought into southern Mississippi by Reverend Warren Evans in 1915, the Church of God rapidly spread throughout all of Mississippi--reaping a great harvest of souls for the Kingdom of God.
No part of this history may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the author.
www.morgantowncog.org /mshistory.htm   (3662 words)

 The Mississippi Bar Association - History
Again revived in 1905, the voluntary Mississippi state bar association was initially able to stimulate and promote a number of worthwhile projects, such as the adoption of a code of ethics for lawyers and attempts to enforce high ethical standards among lawyers.
The Bar's contributions to improving the administration of justice in Mississippi include the adoption of the Rules of Civil Procedure; Rules of Evidence; increased judicial salaries; administrative support for trial judges; Court of Appeals; and the creation of an Administrative Office of the Courts.
For more information on the history of The Mississippi Bar, Michael de L. Landon's "The Honor and Dignity of the Profession: A History of The Mississippi State Bar 1906-1976" and Frank E. Everett, Jr.'s chapter on "Lawyers, Courts and Judges 1890-1970" are included in Volume Two of Richard Aubrey McLemore's "A History of Mississippi."
www.msbar.org /history.php   (543 words)

 Mississippi American Local History Network
One of our purposes is to preserve and record the history of our State and to have these records available online for all to use and enjoy.
Each of Mississippi's 82 counties will feature historical and genealogical information pertinent to that particular county.
Mississippi suffered the largest percentage dead of any Confederate State in the Civil War.
www.usgennet.org /usa/ms/state   (558 words)

 Presidential Elections: Mississippi’s Voting History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
From the time Mississippi joined the Union in 1817 until the end of World War II, the Democrats won the state's presidential electoral votes in every election except two.
Not even Dwight Eisenhower's popularity could overcome Mississippi white voters' traditional distaste for Republicanism, and Democrat Adlai Stevenson carried the state in 1952 with 60.4 percent of the vote, and in 1956 with 58.2 percent.
Four years later, the nomination of Ronald Reagan gave the country, as one Mississippi Delta Republican put it, "a second chance to elect Barry Goldwater." The victorious Reagan carried Mississippi with 50.8 percent of the vote.
mshistory.k12.ms.us /features/feature7/elections.html   (1246 words)

His special interest is post offices from the "Delta" - a region of Northwestern Mississippi that lies in the flood plain between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers.
If you are interested in postal history and wish to know more about it or you have information about Mississippi covers send me an email.
Bolivar was located on the Mississippi River and was at one time the County Seat.
patdakin.home.mindspring.com   (1061 words)

 Tupelo, Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The town was originally named Gumpond prior to the American Civil War, supposedly due to the high number of sweetgum trees that grow in the area.
In the post-civil-war era, Tupelo became the northern Mississippi site for the crossing of a railroad, which brought industry to the town, establishing it as the center of commerce in the northern part of the state.
Tupelo is also home to a satellite campus of the University of Mississippi,, and the Mississippi University for Women.
www.tupelo.us /project/wikipedia/index.php?title=Tupelo,_Mississippi&a...   (611 words)

 History - 33rd Mississippi Infantry
In March and April, 1862, Mississippi leaders heeded the "call to arms" and marshalled new units of volunteers to fight for the Confederacy.
David W. Hurst, 42, an attorney and delegate to the state convention from Amite County, organized one of the units from Amite County and later became Colonel of the 33rd Mississippi Volunteers.
From Mississippi, the remnant of the 33rd was sent to North Carolina to reinforce Gen. Johnston in the Army of Tennessee's "last hurrah." After the battle of Bentonville, it was only a short time until the army was surrendered, then the 33rd came home.
www.angelfire.com /ms3/davidg33/history.htm   (562 words)

 Culture & History < Mississippi River Basin
The North American Indians that once populated the banks of the Mississippi River called it "Messipi" ("Big River"), and it was also known as the "Mee-zee-see-bee" ("Father of Waters").
It is hard to imagine that the mighty Mississippi, the river that inspired Mark Twain's marvelous stories of steamboats and adventure, originates as a tiny outlet stream from Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota.
Forty percent of North America's duck, goose, swan, and wading bird populations rely on the river as a migration corridor.
www.epa.gov /msbasin/culture.htm   (452 words)

 14th MS Infantry Reg
The companies of the Fourteenth Mississippi Infantry Regiment were mustered into the Confederate States service for twelve months at Corinth May 27-30, 1861, and field officers were elected June 5, 1861.
The fight was a brilliant one, and Dickey, in command of the Federal division, admitted considerable confusion in his command and a retreat of one and one-half miles, as well as a loss of 10 killed, 63 wounded and 41 captured.
It was in the fight with the Fourteenth Mississippi that Lieutenant-Colonel McCullough, Fourth Illinois, was killed.
www.izzy.net /~michaelg/14ms-1.htm   (2195 words)

 Mississippi River History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Note that this timeline uses some dates that are unique to the history of the Mississippi.
In 1542 the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto was the first European to arrive at the banks of the Mississippi.
In 1853 the first railroad bridge crossed the Mississippi at Rock Island Illinois.
users.stlcc.edu /jangert/history/history.html   (49 words)

 Mississippi River History - Cape Girardeau Riverfront - Cape Girardeau, Missouri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Mississippi River History - Cape Girardeau Riverfront - Cape Girardeau, Missouri
The Mississippi Riverfront was the focal point for commerce and trade in and out of our city, from the 1700's by canoes, ferry's, and steam boats into the 1930's, and by trains from the late 1800's until the early 1970's.
In 1902 the Frisco Railroad built a track along the banks of the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau North to St. Louis.
rosecity.net /river/history.html   (658 words)

 MDAH  |  Related Organizations  |  Mississippi Historical Society
The Mississippi Historical Society was organized in Jackson on November 9, 1858, under the scholarly leadership of B. Wailes, but survived less than two years.
The Journal of Mississippi History was begun under the editorship of William D. McCain, Rowland's successor as director of the Department, in 1939, and has been published jointly by the Department and the Society since that date.
A reorganizational meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society was held at the War Memorial Building in 1952 with Charlotte Capers, acting director of the Department of Archives and History, in the chair.
www.mdah.state.ms.us /admin/mhistsoc.html   (687 words)

 Graduate Students - Department of History at Mississippi State University
I teach Early U.S. History and belong to the Southern Historical Association and the Southern Association of Women Historians, and to Phi Alpha Theta.
I have presented papers at the Graduate Conference in African-American History at the University of Memphis, the Tennesse Conference of Historians, and the National Women's Studies Association.
I served as Phi Alpha Theta president in 2003-04 and graduate representative for the Graduate Committee in the department in 2004-05.
www.msstate.edu /dept/history/graduate.htm   (2414 words)

 Mississippi - Teaching American History 2002 Grant Abstracts
The historical content partner for the project is the Mississippi State University Department of History.
To strengthen knowledge and appreciation of American history by teachers and students, a consortium of Winona Separate School and Montgomery County School Districts will partner with Mississippi Valley State University and National Council for History Education to provide a model professional development program for all U.S. history teachers in grades 7-12.
Participants attend a summer history academy, receive individual and group instruction on pedagogy, serve as mentors to new U.S. history teachers, and document best practices.
www.ed.gov /programs/teachinghistory/2002tahabstracts/ms.html   (438 words)

 History of Mississippi & Mississippi Culture - Museums, Civil War Sites, Historical Homes
Mississippi's culture and heritage is richer than the soil of the Mississippi Delta.
You can also see it reflected in the impact of the Mississippi River, in the unfolding of the Civil Rights Movement and in Mississippi's contributions to literature and fine arts.
Explore winding country roads and quaint towns, brimming with intriguing history and a unique blend of cultures.
www.visitmississippi.org /cultural_historical   (215 words)

 The 46th Mississippi Infantry
The following is reprinted from "MILITARY HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI, 1803-1898" by Dunbar Rowland; taken from "The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, 1908".
He enlisted as a Private in Co. D, 46th Mississippi Infantry of the C.S.A. on 1 March 1862 and while defending Vicksburg during the seige of June and July, 1863; he was wounded and captured by Union troops on 4 July.
This regiment was in the siege of Vicksburg.
www.gwest.org /46thmsin.htm   (3931 words)

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