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20 Facts About Mississippi

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Here are some interesting facts about Mississippi.

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Coca Cola was first bottled in Mississippi. Report Abuse
No wonder Southern people love this drink so much!
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Mississippi comes an Indian word (mici zibi) and means great river or gathering of waters. Report Abuse
The perfect name for the state that is home to the Mississippi River.
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A Mississippian invented Lysol. Report Abuse
Lysol is an important cleaning and disinfectant product.
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More men from Mississippi died or were injured in the Civil War than any other state. Report Abuse
59,000 to be exact.
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Mississippi is the birthplace of Elvis. Report Abuse
Tupelo, Mississippi to be exact. The King of Rock and Roll will never be forgotten.
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The Mississippi River's nickname is Old Man River. Report Abuse
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The Icee drink comes from Mississippi. Report Abuse
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The oldest African American land grant college in the world,​ Alcorn State University, is located in Mississippi. Report Abuse
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The blues has its origins in the Mississippi Delta. Report Abuse
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Resin Bowie, the inventor of the Bowie Knife, was from Mississippi. Report Abuse
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The 4-H Club began in Mississippi. Report Abuse
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Vardaman, Mississippi is called the Sweet Potato Capital of the World.​ Report Abuse
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The first state college for women was started in Mississippi. Report Abuse
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The world's first first heart transplant surgery was performed in Mississippi. Report Abuse
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University of Mississippi Medical Center performed the first human lung transplant. Report Abuse
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Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto discovered the Mississippi River. Report Abuse
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Mississippi is known as the Magnolia State. Report Abuse
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Mississippi is the 20th state. Report Abuse
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The International Checkers Hall of Fame is located in Mississippi. Report Abuse
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The world's largest cottonwood plantation is in Mississippi. Report Abuse
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