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  Mississippi travel guide - Wikitravel
Mississippi [1] is a state in the South of the United States of America.
You can travel around Mississippi by using the Greyhound Bus lines [2], but it is a very inconvenient method of traveling around the state (be prepared for long waits, uncomfortable rides to remote locations (typically the bus stops are at a gas station on the outskirts of the city), and unannounced bus route cancellations).
Mississippi is the home of the blues, and the Blues Museum in Clarksdale is interesting for the blues music enthusiast.
wikitravel.org /en/Mississippi   (2784 words)

  Mississippi - MSN Encarta
Early explored by the Spanish and colonized by the French, Mississippi’s warm climate and rich soil proved ideally suited to cotton, which became the main crop even before 1800 and remained the mainstay of its economy until the 20th century.
Mississippi ranks 32nd among the states in size, with a total area of 125,433 sq km (48,430 sq mi), including 2,033 sq km (785 sq mi) of inland water and 1,528 sq km (590 sq mi) of coastal waters over which it has jurisdiction.
Mississippi lies wholly within the Gulf Coastal Plain, which is one of the principal natural regions, or physiographic provinces, of the southern United States (see Coastal Plain).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761575599/Mississippi.html   (1233 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.
Mississippi was considered to typify the Deep South during the era of Jim Crow.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mississippi   (2640 words)

 Mississippi River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mississippi is joined by the Illinois River and the Missouri River near Saint Louis, and by the Ohio at Cairo, Illinois.
The river is divided into the upper Mississippi, from its source south to the Ohio River, and the lower Mississippi, from the Ohio to its mouth near New Orleans.
Louis; and the middle Mississippi, a relatively free-flowing river downstream of the confluence with the Missouri River at St. Louis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mississippi_River   (3843 words)

 Mississippi River
The 314-kilometer segment of the Upper Mississippi River extending from the mouth of the Missouri River (near St. Louis, Missouri) to the mouth of the Ohio is often termed the Middle Mississippi River.
The Lower Mississippi River channel is wide and generally shallow in the northern part of its alluvial valley, where coarse bed materials delivered by tributaries allow the river to meander.
The commercial harvest in the Upper Mississippi River is dominated by four groups of fishes: common carp, buffalos (bigmouth buffalo and smallmouth buffalo), catfishes (channel catfish and flathead catfish), and freshwater drum (Fremling et al.
biology.usgs.gov /s+t/SNT/noframe/ms137.htm   (14566 words)

 School of Law - The University of Mississippi - Ole Miss - Oxford, MS
The Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law announced Friday the expected exoneration of two men convicted of capital murder and the arrest last week of the man who is thought to be guilty of the crimes.
The Mississippi Innocence Project filed pleadings on behalf of Brooks so that he too is expected to be released and cleared.
Brewer was convicted in 1995 in Lowndes County for the capital murder and rape of a 3-year-old girl and was sentenced to death.
www.olemiss.edu /depts/law_school   (1082 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)

 Introduction to Mississippi - The United States of America
Mississippi is a state that is proud of its history and works hard to preserve the memory of the Old South.
hen Mississippi was a one-crop state before the arrival of the boll weevil in 1907, plantations thrived, and cotton was king in the fertile soil of the Yazoo-Mississippi delta.
The Bayou State: Mississippi is sometimes referred to as "The Bayou State" for its slow-moving streams that wander through marshes and lowlands along the Mississippi River and the southern section of the state to the Gulf coast.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/ms_intro.htm   (669 words)

 mississippi map, attractions, facts, famous natives, famous people, flag, landforms, land statistics, latitude, ...
Mississippi lands were claimed for France in 1682 by Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle.
Mississippi (pro slavery) seceded from the Union in 1861 and with eleven other states formed the upstart Confederate States of America, with Jefferson Davis (from Mississippi) as its President.
In 1890 Mississippi's constitution was revised once again, but this time it took the right to vote (away) from fl people; schools and public places were now segregated, and the Ku Klux Klan and others began provoking racial hatred and violence.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/ms.htm   (898 words)

 DEA Briefs & Background, Drugs and Drug Abuse, State Factsheets, Mississippi
Mississippi is ideally suited with its interstate system, deepwater and river ports, and air and rail systems as the “Crossroads of the South” to facilitate drug movement from the South Texas/Mexico area and Gulf ports to the entire Midwest and Eastern Seaboard of the United States.
Mississippi has an elaborate system of interstate highways and major thoroughfares that make traveling to these metropolitan areas quick and easy.
Methamphetamine is the second most serious drug threat in Mississippi due to increasing availability, the rapid growth of abuse, the threat to human life and the threat to the environment.
www.dea.gov /pubs/states/mississippi.html   (1295 words)

 Census 2000 data for Mississippi
The population of Mississippi on April 1, 2000 was 2,844,658.
Mississippi Redistricting Data (P.L. The Census 2000 Redistricting Data contains summary statistics on counts for the total population, for the population 18 years and over, and population counts by race and by Hispanic or Latino origin.
Although the survey was conducted in only 1,203 counties, it is important to note that this size sample is sufficient to produce data for every state in the Nation, as well as for counties and most metropolitan areas of 250,000 in population or more.
www.census.gov /census2000/states/ms.html   (1192 words)

 State symbols
Found in all sections of Mississippi, the cheerful Mockingbird was selected as the official State Bird by the Women's Federated Clubs and by the State Legislature in 1944.
In 1935, the Director of Forestry started a movement by which to select a State Tree for Mississippi, to be selected by nomination and election by the school children of the State.
Mississippi boasts more than a million acres of prime game habitat in 36 state wildlife management areas and National Wildlife Refuges open for public hunting, including marshy waterfowl havens.
www.its.state.ms.us /et/portal/MSSymbols/symbols.htm   (474 words)

 The United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Programs: Mississippi Quarter
The Mississippi quarter, the fifth and last quarter of 2002 and 20th in the series, showcases the beauty and elegance of the state flower, combining the blossoms and leaves of two magnolias with the inscription "The Magnolia State."
Mississippi adopted it as the state flower in 1952.
In 1900, when Mississippi schoolchildren were asked to vote for a state flower, they selected the magnolia over a group that included cape jasmine, yellow jasmine and cotton.
www.usmint.gov /mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?state=MS   (278 words)

 The Mississippi Bar Association - Complaint
The procedures established by The Mississippi Bar and adopted by the Supreme Court of Mississippi for dealing with your complaint are designed to provide a thorough review of the matter and to resolve it in a way which is fair both to you and the lawyer involved.
Decisions of the Complaints Tribunal are appealable to the Supreme Court of Mississippi.
If the attorney is disciplined by either the Complaint Tribunal or the Supreme Court of Mississippi, the lawyer may be ordered to repay The Mississippi Bar the costs incurred by the Bar in investigating and prosecuting the complaint.
www.msbar.org /complaint.php   (2339 words)

 MWP Writer News (Sept. 12, 2003): Call for Papers: The Mississippi Encyclopedia
The Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi is compiling the Mississippi Encyclopedia, a large scholarly reference book the University Press of Mississippi plans to publish in 2006.
Partners in compiling and publishing the Mississippi Encyclopedia are the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the University Press of Mississippi, and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
Charles Reagan Wilson is editor-in-chief, Ann Abadie and Ted Ownby are consulting editors, Andrea Finley is managing editor, and numerous scholars are serving as associate editors and as contributors.
www.umiss.edu /mwp/news/2003/2003_0912_cfpmsencyclopedia.html   (199 words)

Mississippi law requires that a County Veterans Service Officer be an honorably discharged veteran with wartime or police action military service or be the surviving spouse or child of such veteran.
Any legal resident of the State of Mississippi, who is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and the unmarried surviving spouse of such person is privileged to obtain annually, one (1) motor vehicle license plate or tag for a private passenger motor vehicle or pickup truck in the county of his residence.
Any legal resident of the State of Mississippi who was a prisoner of war and the unmarried surviving spouse of such person is privileged to obtain annually one (1) motor vehicle license plate or tag for a private passenger vehicle or pickup truck in the county of his or her residence.
www.vab.state.ms.us /booklet.htm   (2191 words)

 Mississippi State Resources
Kids' Chance of Mississippi is a scholarship fund established by the Mississippi Bar Foundation to provide scholarships for children who have had a parent killed or permanently and totally disabled on the job.
Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service engages and supports Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities.
Mississippi Electronic Campus is a higher education resource designed to assist adults, primarily, in accessing the higher education courses and programs in a convenient format.
www.collegeanswer.com /selecting/content/sel_state_mississippi.jsp   (468 words)

 Great Mobile Homes of Mississippi - The Trailer Park
The mobile home is an icon in every Mississippi town with as much symbolism as the second place trophy (Civil War memorial) adorning every Mississippi town square.
Covering all the notable mobile homes of Mississippi would be as tremendous an undertaking as putting a man on the moon.
On the streets of New York, this car would draw laughter, but in Mississippi, this Transcamero 4x4 is a sex machine, capable of out boggin' any foreign-made yuppie SUV.
www.drbukk.com /gmhom/park.html   (2064 words)

We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking his blessing on our work, do ordain and establish this constitution.
The powers of the government of the state of Mississippi shall be divided into three distinct departments, and each of them confided to a separate magistracy, to-wit: those which are legislative to one, those which are judicial to another, and those which are executive to another.
The right to withdraw from the Federal Union on account of any real or supposed grievance, shall never be assumed by this state, nor shall any law be passed in derogation of the paramount allegiance of the citizens of this state to the government of the United States.
www.sos.state.ms.us /pubs/constitution/constitution.asp   (5022 words)

 Mississippi Board of Nursing Website
The mission of the Mississippi Board of Nursing is to protect the public's health and safety by providing reasonable assurance that the people who practice nursing are competent, ethical practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills appropriate to their title and role.
The Mississippi Board of Nursing is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Melinda E. Rush, DSN, FNP, as Executive Director effective January 1, 2008.
The Mississippi Board of Nursing welcomes Dr. Rush and is looking forward to working with her as Executive Director.
www.msbn.state.ms.us   (921 words)

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