• Home to Gators and Duck Dynasty!
  • The world's only cactus plantation is located in Edwards with more than 3,000 varieties of cacti.
  • Mississippi has more tree farms than any other state.
  • Mississippi has more churches per capita than any other state.
  • Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple is the closest!
  • The Teddy Bear's name originated after a bear hunt in Mississippi with President Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt refused to shoot an exhausted and possibly lame bear. News of this spread across the country, and a New York merchant capitalized on this publicity by creating a stuffed bear called "Teddy's Bear."
  • The Mississippi Delta is the birthplace of the Blues, which preceded the birth of Jazz, the only other original American art form.
  • Elvis was born in Mississippi on January 8, 1935
  • The rarest of North American cranes lives in Mississippi in the grassy savannas of Jackson County. The Mississippi Sandhill Crane stands about 44 inches tall and has an eight-foot wingspan.
  • The largest Bible-binding plant in the nation is Norris Bookbinding Company in Greenwood Mississippi.

Here is my area: About 2/3 of Mississippi, 1/3 of Louisiana, a little corner of Texas, and a sliver of the bottom of Arkansas!

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