Updated January 2018

MISSISSIPPI FROM A-Z


Virtute et armis – By valor and arms

Information about Mississippi for each letter of the alphabet.
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A IS FOR AGRICULTURE, AMISH, & ARCHAEOLOGY

B IS FOR BEACHES, BIRDS, & BRIDGES C IS CAPITAL, COMMUNICATION, & COUNTIES D IS FOR DAMS & DINOSAURS E IS FOR EARTHQUAKES, EDUCATION, & EVENTS F IS FOR FISH, FLAG, FOOD, & FORTS G IS FOR GEOLOGY, GHOST TOWNS, & GLOBAL POSITION H IS FOR HISTORIC SITES & HISTORY I IS FOR INDUSTRIES, INSECTS, & ISLANDS J IS FOR JAZZ & JUDICIAL K IS FOR KARST & KID L IS FOR LAKES, LIBRARIES, & LIGHTHOUSES M IS FOR MILITARY, MOUNTAINS, & MUSEUMS N IS FOR NAME & NATIVE AMERICANS O IS FOR OBSERVATORIES P IS FOR PARKS & PEOPLE Q IS FOR QUARTER, QUILTING, & QUIZ R IS FOR REGIONS, REPTILES, RIVERS, & RODEOS S IS FOR SEA LIFE & SPORTS T IS FOR TARTAN, TRAILS, TRANSPORTATION, & TREES Picture of Trail Mississippi has a variety of TRAILS including hiking, walking, biking, and rail. There are also Horse Trails. The Tishomingo State Park Hiking Trails are consider the best trail in the state. The state participates in National Trails Day. The state has several scenic drives. The Great River Road is a collection of state and local roads that follow the course of the Mississippi River through 10 states including Mississippi. The Natchez Trace Parkway is an All-American Road that commemorates the historic Old Natchez Trace and preserves sections of the original trail. Mississippi has Roadside Attractions.

Picture of Extending Ladder Truck Mississippi has all forms of TRANSPORTATION and an an Adopt-a-Highway Program. The Department of Transportation maintains and improves the highway, rail, maritime, public transportation, and aviation infrastructure in the state. Special License Plates Designs are available. The Federal Highway Administration provides information about traffic and road closures in the state. To celebrate its 50th birthday in 2002, Matchbox cars issued a vehicle for each state. The vehicle for Mississippi was the Extending Ladder Fire Truck. Picture of tree Mississippi has many species of TREES. The state is part of the Tree Farm Program. The Mississippi Forestry Commission maintains the Champion Tree Program. The state has several Champion Trees and some are on the National Register of Big Trees. The state tree is the Southern Magnolia. The largest cottonwood tree plantation in the world is in Issaquena County. U IS FOR UNIVERSITIES & USS MISSISSIPPI

V IS FOR VEGETATION & VOLCANOES W IS FOR WATERFALLS, WEATHER & WILDLIFE X IS FOR XMAS Y IS FOR YMCA & YOUTH HOSTELS Z IS FOR ZIPCODES, ZONES, AND ZOOS

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