Facts about the state of Mississippi

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Virtute et armis
By valor and arms

  • The state takes its name from the Mississippi River, the great waterway that forms the state's western boundary.
  • The river's name was derived from an Algonquin term for big river.
  • Mississippi is commonly nicknamed the Magnolia State because of the great number of magnolia trees
  • Mississippi is the poorest US state.

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