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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The History Of Mississippi

There are certain facts about Mississippi that are basically common knowledge. For instance, the world can thank the state for teddy bears, Barq’s root beer, and the Blues (one of the first triple threats?). And while these well-known facts are interesting, there are so many obscure details about Mississippi’s history of which many are unaware; here are 10 of them.

So, did you learn something new about our amazing state? Or are you a history buff with an interesting fact that should be added to this list? Share your thoughts/comments in the section below!

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.