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Mississippi Vacation Basic Facts

Mississippi Division of Tourism, 501 North West Street, P O Box 849, Jackson MS 39205; 601-359-3449; 800-927-6378; Fax: 601-359-2832.

State American Folk Dance: square dance

State Beverage: milk

State Bird: mockingbird

State Butterfly: spicebush swallowtail

State Coat of Arms:

State Fish: largemouth or black bass

State Flower: magnolia blossom

State Fossil: prehistoric whale

State Insect: honeybee

State Mammal: white-tailed deer

State Motto: By valor and arms

State Nickname: Magnolia State

State Quarter:

State Reptile: American alligator

State Rock: petrified wood

State Seal:

State Shell: oyster shell

State Soil: Natchez silt loam

State Song: Go, Mississippi

State Stone: petrified wood

State Toy: teddy bear

State Tree: magnolia

State Water Mammal: bottlenosed dolphin

State Waterfowl: wood duck

State Wildflower: corepsis

State Capitals

Biloxi, Mississippi Gulf Coast Visitors Bureau,
P O Box 4554, Biloxi, Mississippi 39535-4554; 601-388-8000; 888-467-4853. Web: Between 1720 and 1723, Biloxi was the capital of the French territory in what is now the southern U.S. In 1723, the capital was moved to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Natchez, Mississippi Territorial capital (1798-1802) and state capital (1817-1821)

Washington, Mississippi Territorial capital (1802-1817).

Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi State Capital, 400 High Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202; 601-359-3114. Web: The present state capital, since 1821.

Choctaw, Mississippi 601-650-1537. Capital of the Choctaw Tribal Council of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

State Songs

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town; Mississippi Queen; Mississippi Moon; Mississippi Girl; Go, Mississippi; Mississippi Girl; Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man.

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