Mississippi Local Customs

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    Amnesty to Participate in Commerce
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Mississippi Local Customs

  • Famous Mississippians

    Mike Moore - Pascagoula- Attorney General for the state of Mississippi; Actor, played himself in the movie "The Insider" Richard (Dickie) Scruggs - Pascagoula - Anti-tobacco Attorney; portrayed by Colm Feore in the movie "The Insider" Raymand Brown - Pascagoula, 1958 MVP Sugar Bowl, 1958 played for the Baltimore Colts, won the World Championship in...

  • Facts

    * In 1882, the world's first heavyweight fight took place in Mississippi City, and was won by John O. Sullivan.* The Old Spanish Fort, located in Pascagoula, was built between 1715 and 1726 and is the oldest edifice West of the Atlantic coast. Originally, this historic structure was the carpentry shop of Joseph Simon de La Pointe.* Jackson...

  • Legend of the Singing River Pascagoula

    On quiet summer evenings a mysterious yet beautifully haunting sound can be heard emanating from the waters of Singing River. From the time of the earliest settlements in the area, writers have noted and pondered the source of the mysterious sounds of Singing River. The legend attributed to the mysterious sounds tell a sad but beautiful story of...

  • Climate

    Generally mild winters with lows below 32F, Summer is usually hot and humid with day high temps exceeding 90F. Humidity ranges from 70 - 100%. Sudden and severe thunderstorms are common.The Mississippi Gulf Coast has a mild climate with an average temperature around 68F. Even during the coldest month the temperatures averages about 52F with 82F in...

  • Biloxi Events

    Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival - The festival held at Point Cadet in September and goes all day and night. They report to bring in the best regional amateur and professional chefs to prepare the seafood. Lots of arts and crafts vendors from all over the south sell their wares.Spring Pilgrimage - The Gulf Coast Garden Clubs open up many of the...

  • Vicksburg Events

    In May, Confederate and Union soldiers camp on the grounds of historic McRaven Tour Home. Period demonstrations in textiles, cooking, fashions, music, and skirmishes. McRaven Tour Home.

  • KUDZU-not sure if this is the...

    KUDZU-not sure if this is the correct spelling, but this is the vine that grows in some areas of Mississippi and covers things. In some places it looks like a horror movie, as my understanding is that it is hard to control this vine after it gets started.

  • Rich African-American Culture

    The state is heavily influenced by its rich African-American culture. Famous writer Tennessee Williams, talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, singer Muddy Waters and novelist Richard Wright are some of the famous folks from the Magnolia State. Get to know more about this culture. Read one of their books, listen to their music. And you will learn a lot...

  • Southerners, by their very...

    Southerners, by their very nature, are a friendly and generous people. Treat us as you wish to be treated and we'll be more than happy to reciprocate. When visiting, remember that a friendly hello and a smile go a long way towards opening a relationship, whether business or personal. While there are certainly sour apples in every orchard, you'll...

  • Smile and make eye contact. ...

    Smile and make eye contact. If you must write the Southern 2nd-person, plural pronoun, please spell it 'y'all' and not 'ya'll.' If you're a woman, be preparend to be 'ma'am'-ed. You can protest the endearments if you want, but in my experience, they're not meant to be condescending.

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