Welcome to Mississippi!

May/30/2013 5 Malia Lane

Welcome to Mississippi

I enjoyed my stop at the Mississippi Visitor’s Center.  I always like to pick up brochures when I’m entering a new state and this was an especially nice one.

Rear of Visitor's Center

At the rear, graceful, curved stairs and columned porch – loved it!


Period pieces lend a nice touch.

Civil War Soldiers

Depictions of typical Union and Confederate soldiers’ uniforms

Elvis and Me

And of course, Mississippi’s favorite son – Elvis!

Faith Hill and Me

Mississippi Girl, Faith Hill – and Louisiana Gal, Me!

Bridges and canon

I really liked this view from the porch of the two bridges with the canon aimed at one.


A nearby sign tells about the Vicksburg Siege which began on May 16, 1863 when Gen. U.S. Grant cut off all supplies and drove citizens to caves to escape shells.  This forced Gen. Pemberton to finally surrender on July 4.

Magnolias and Mississippi River

And of course, nothing says the South like Magnolia trees and the Mississippi River.

This stop whet my appetite for my stay at Roosevelt State Park, coming up!