Welcome to the hospitality staff! This is the unofficially called Mississippi SVG, America’s twentieth state. It got its name from the river of the same name, the name of which was given by the Ojibwe Indians. “Mississippi” is translated as “big river”, and it is really true – it is the largest river in North America. It is 3,770 km long and flows through ten states. Mississippi is also called the “state of magnolia.
The state capital is Jackson.
Major cities are Gulfport, Hattisberg, Biloxi.
Weather in Mississippi SVG
The climate in Mississippi is subtropical, with long, humid summers and short, warm winters. The average air temperature in July is +26 °C, and in January it is +9 °C. However, in some areas of the state, heavy snowfall and snowstorm can occur in winter. In late summer and early autumn, the hurricane season begins in areas far from the Gulf of Mexico. Southern Mississippi is particularly affected by natural disasters. In 1969, the state was hit by the devastating Hurricane Camilla, and in 2005, nearly 240 people died because of Hurricane Katrina. The state is also vulnerable to tornadoes. More than 20 tornadoes are seen here every year.
Mississippi SVG attractions
The state of Mississippi is known for its music and literature. It was here that the blues were born and developed during the cotton crisis. It is necessary to note the role of the state and in the development of rock ‘n’ roll. His “king” Elvis Presley was just born in Tupelo. The state of Mississippi gave the world the playwright Tennessee Williams and Nobel Prize winner, writer William Faulkner.
Jackson regularly hosts an international ballet competition. And the city of Starkville hosts an independent Magnolia Film Festival every year.
In 1972, the University of Mississippi bought William Faulkner’s family estate, called “Rowan-Oak”, and it is preserved exactly as it was during the life of the writer.
Weeksberg National Park
Weeksberg is the state’s cultural center, known primarily for its Military History National Park. In 1863, Jackson was besieged for 47 days. Fortifications in Weeksberg have survived to this day, and these are the main attractions of the park. There are 1325 historical monuments and memorials on its territory. It is a real historical complex, including trenches and trenches with a total length of 32 kilometers, two old houses and 144 cannons. There is also a cemetery where soldiers who fought for independence are buried.
In 1966, the Weeksberg Military History Park was included in the National Register of Historic Places in the United States. Every year it is visited by more than a million tourists.
Public funding for the park barely suffices to make ends meet. The main source of income is donations from organizations and sponsors. However, there are occasional open days in Weeksberg, when the entrance to the park is completely free.