Mississippi - Rough Guides

Jackson, Mississippi

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When cotton was king – and slavery was as yet unchallenged – Mississippi was the nation’s fifth wealthiest state. Since the Civil War, however, it has been the poorest, its dependence on cotton now a handicap that makes it victim to the vagaries of the commodities market. While the major city is the capital, Jackson, historic river towns like Vicksburg and Natchez provide good reasons to stay off the interstates, and blues fans will need no encouragement to go exploring sleepy Delta settlements such as Alligator or Yazoo City. This eTrail is a chapter excerpted from the book "The Rough Guide to USA." It is packed with information on this state including history, getting there and getting around, major cities and regions, and what to do and where to stay when you get there.
The Rough Guide to USA

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The Rough Guide to USA

by Samantha Cook, Tim Perry, and Greg Ward (Rough Guides)

When cotton was king – and slavery was as yet unchallenged – Mississippi was the nation’s fifth wealthiest state. Since the Civil War, however, it has been the poorest, its dependence on cotton now a handicap that makes it victim to the vagaries of the commodities market.

While the major city is the capital, Jackson, historic river towns like Vicksburg and Natchez provide good reasons to stay off the interstates, and blues fans will need no encouragement to go exploring sleepy Delta settlements such as Alligator or Yazoo City. This eTrail is a chapter excerpted from the book "The Rough Guide to USA." It is packed with information on this state including history, getting there and getting around, major cities and regions, and what to do and where to stay when you get there.

©  Samantha Cook, Tim Perry, and Greg Ward/Rough Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Jackson
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for accommodations, dining, and activities is provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Mississippi - Rough Guides

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