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Last modified: 9/26/07

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Mississippi Vacation Fun Facts

Barq's Root Beer Birthplace

In 1898, Barq's root beer was invented in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Barq's web site:

Address: Mississippi Gulf Coast Visitors Bureau,
P O Box 6128, Gulfport, Mississippi 39506;
228-896-6699; Fax: 228-896-6788.

U.S.'s First Memorial Day

On April 25, 1866, the people of Columbus celebrated the U.S.'s first Memorial Day at Friendship Cemetery.

Address: Friendship Cemetery,
4th Street South and 13th Avenue, Columbus, Mississippi 39703; 662-329-1191; 800-327-2686. Web:


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