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Mississippi History, Travel Destinations, and LegendsMISSISSIPPI LEGENDS

People, Places and Events of the Magnolia State

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Welcome to Mississippi Legends


Mississippi Articles:


Askew's Landing - Southern Plantation to RV Park

Bruinsburg to Port Gibson in the Vicksburg Campaign

Civil War Battles of Mississippi

Confederate Graves on the Natchez Trace

General Grant and The Vicksburg Campaign

Grand Gulf - A Bustling Port Along the River

Legends and Mysteries of the Natchez Trace

Mound Builders of Mississippi

Natchez Trace - Traveled For Thousands of Years

The Natchez Tribe - A Sociably Advanced People

Rocky Springs - Bandits & Bibles on the Natchez Trace

Rodney, Mississippi - From Prominence to Ghost Town

Samuel “Wolfman” Mason Takes On the Natchez Trace

Siege, Battle, History & Attractions of Corinth

Pick & Shovel Warfare in the Civil War

The Vicious Harpes - First American Serial Killers

Windsor Ruins - A Silent Sentinel to the Magnificent South

Witch Dance of the Natchez Trace


Go, Mississippi

States may sing their songs of praise
With waving flags and hip-hoo-rays,
Let cymbals crash and let bells ring
Cause here's one song I'm proud to sing.

Go, Mississippi, keep rolling along,
Go, Mississippi, you cannot go wrong,
Go, Mississippi, we're singing your song,

-- Mississippi  State Song, words and music by Houston Davis



The Biloxi Lighthouse was built in 1845.

The Biloxi Lighthouse was built in 1845.



Mississippi History, Travel Destinations, and Legends

The legislation that led to the adoption of an official State flag was approved on February 7, 1894. The canton of the flag, sometimes referred to as the Confederate battle flag, is actually referred to as the "union square." The thirteen stars represent the "original number of States of the Union". The field of the flag consists of a three bar theme as the "Stars and Bars," which represent the "national colors."


Custom Mississippi Postcard designed by Legends of America

Custom Mississippi Postcard designed by Legends of America.


Welcome to Mississippi. Here, you'll find the  true character of the Old South in the scents of the magnolia blossoms, stately antebellum mansions, large plantations, numerous historic sites, and dozens of small towns and farms.

Mississippi is named for the Mississippi River which forms its western boundary and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The name translates from the Chippewa words “mici zibi” meaning “great river” or “gathering in of all the waters” and the Algonquin word “Messipi”.

Mississippi was organized as a territory in 1798 and was admitted as the 20th state to join the Union on December 10, 1817. Jackson is the capital city and the largest metropolitan area.


From beaches, to music, to Civil War sites and more, there is something for everyone in the Magnolia state. Check out the Mississippi Delta, birthplace of the Blues, or Oxford, Mississippi that is home to a thriving music scene comparable to Austin, Texas and Athens, Georgia.


See places under the management of the National Park Service including Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the Natchez Trace Parkway, and the Vicksburg National Military Park. Travel the Great River Road for majestic views of the Mississippi River, historic towns, Civil Rights efforts, rich heritage and folklore. And, don't forget to take a peek at the many antebellum homes and listen for the many ghost stories of Natchez.

Enjoy your visit to the Magnolia State.

Kathy R. Weiser
Owner/Editor, Legends of America




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A cotton plantation in Mississippi by Currier & Ives, 1884.

A cotton plantation in Mississippi by Currier & Ives, 1884.


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States, Cities, & Historic Places Photos - From the deserts and ghost towns of Arizona to the towering buildings of New York, the plains of Kansas and Nebraska, to the mining camps and cities of Colorado and California, the beaches and historical sites of Florida, and everything in between, you'll find hundreds of vintage and current images of historic destinations across the United States. These images are available in high quality individual photographic prints, as well as editorial downloads for publishers and commercial enterprises.

 Current and vintage photographs of states and cities across the USA.


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