Postcard courtesy of Mrs. Young's 2nd Grade

Fun facts about Mississippi: Seventy percent of farm-raised catfish come from Mississippi.  The Teddy Bear's name originated after a bear hunt in Mississippi with President Theodore Roosevelt.  The world’s only cactus plantation is located at Edwards with more than 3,000 varieties of cacti.  On April 25, 1866, women in Columbus decorated the graves of Confederate and Union soldiers.  This gesture became known as Decoration Day, the beginning of what we observe as Memorial Day.  We hope you have enjoyed learning about our state.

Caption: Cotton: The cash crop of the South.

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