... There are 100,000 acres worth of catfish ponds in Mississippi.
... The rarest crane in North America, the Mississippi Sandhill Crane, resides in Mississippi.
Mississippi is home to over 3 million people, and it has a median household income of $43,567. It is the state with the lowest median household income, a longtime problem that the state is trying to work on through strengthening the economy.
Speaking of economy, the primary economic activities include agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and gambling. Prominent employers include the state government agencies, the Columbus Air Force Base, Keesler Air Force Base, Toyota, and Nissan.
This is a state that is trying to combat the errors of the past by strengthening the economy and encouraging more tourism. The best way to experience the culture and spirit of the state is to check out some of the annual events going on.
A great festival to explore is the Slugburger Festival in Corinth. Live music, carnival rides, and market goods are available during the event. The slugburger was invented by John Weeks, who used soybeans to stretch the meat available. It’s a deep-fried classic that is truly an experience.