Mississippi is named for the Mississippi River, the longest river system in North America, flowing along the state's western border. Students in Mississippi can enjoy rich, quintessentially American music traditions, including gospel, country, jazz, blues, and rock 'n' roll. Opera star Leontyne Price and rock 'n' roll star Elvis Presley were born here. Tourist attractions include the state's many historic mansions, Civil War battlefields, and "haunted"houses.
The name "Mississippi" comes from an Indian word meaning "great waters" or "father of waters." Mississippi entered the Union as the 20th state in 1817. Considered part of the Deep South, Mississippi, with its rich soil and many rivers, is an agricultural state. The state flower is the fragrant magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) , and the capital is Jackson.
Mississippi State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Mississippi state facts such as Mississippi state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Mississippi, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.
Mississippi State Symbols, Emblems, & Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
|American Folk Dance||Square Dance|
|Automobile Museum||The Tupelo Auto Museum, Inc.|
|Coat of Arms||Coat of Arms|
|Fish||Largemouth or Black Bass
(Basilosaurus cetoides), Zygorhiza kochii
|Grand Opera House||Grand Opera House of Meridian|
|Historical Industrial Museum||The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum, Inc.|
|Land Mammal||White-tailed deer
|Motto||Virtute et armis
(By valor and arms)
|Natural Science Museum||Mississippi Museum of Natural Science: Mississippi Game and Fish Commission's|
|Quarter||Mississippi State Quarter|
|Soil||Natchez silt loam|
|Water Mammal||Bottlenose Dolphin