The Mississippi alligator grows to a length of fourteen or fifteen feet, inhabiting lakes, rivers, and wetlands.

Alligator

The Mississippi alligator grows to a length of fourteen or fifteen feet, inhabiting lakes, rivers, and…

An illustration of Baton Rouge, Louisiana from the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River. It owes it located and its historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, the first bluff upriver from the Mississippi delta, which protects the city's residents from flooding or other natural disasters.

Baton Rouge, LA

An illustration of Baton Rouge, Louisiana from the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is located in the…

A steel arch bridge erected in 1874 and costed around one million dollars. Crosses over the Mississippi in St. Louis. Each arch is at least 500 feet in length.

Eads Bridge

A steel arch bridge erected in 1874 and costed around one million dollars. Crosses over the Mississippi…

An illustration of the Capital building in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Capital (Jackson, MS)

An illustration of the Capital building in Jackson, Mississippi.

An portrait of Colonel Henry W. Vick who was known for his experimentation with various cotton seeds and developed the "one hundred seed".

Colonel Vick

An portrait of Colonel Henry W. Vick who was known for his experimentation with various cotton seeds…

Cotton picking in Mississippi.

Cotton Picking

Cotton picking in Mississippi.

Cross-bedding of the Eolian type in the Orange sand or La Fayette Formation, Mississippi Central Railroad, Oxford, Mississippi.

Eolian Cross-bedding

Cross-bedding of the Eolian type in the Orange sand or La Fayette Formation, Mississippi Central Railroad,…

"Panoramic view of the Federal fleet passing the forts of the Mississippi, on its way to New Orleans, LA., April 19th, 1862. The bombardment of the forts lasted six days, commencing on Friday, April 18th, and practically closing on the 24th, when Flag Officer Farragut passed up with his fleet, Captain Bailey, in the <em>Cayuga</em>, leading. First Division- Captain Bailey commanding: <em>Cayuga, Pensacola, Mississippi, Oneida, Varuna, Katahdin, Kineo, Wissahickon, Portsmouth</em>, towed by <em>J. P. Jackson</em>. Second Division- Flag Officer Farragut commanding: <em>Hartford, Brooklyn, Richmond</em>. Third Division- Captain Bell, commanding: <em>Scioto, Iroquois, Pinola, Itasca, Winona, Kennebec</em>. On Friday, April 25th, at twenty-two minutes past one, this magnificent fleet brought up before the renowned city of New Orleans in battle array. A flag of truce was immediately dispatched by Flag Officer Farragut, demanding an immediate and unconditional surrender." —Leslie, 1896

Federal fleet

"Panoramic view of the Federal fleet passing the forts of the Mississippi, on its way to New Orleans,…

An illustration of a garden located in Natchez, MS.

Garden

An illustration of a garden located in Natchez, MS.

An illustration of a garden walkway located in Natchez, MS.

Garden walkway

An illustration of a garden walkway located in Natchez, MS.

The Governor's mansion at the capital of Mississippi, Jackson.

Governor's Mansion at Jackson, Miss.

The Governor's mansion at the capital of Mississippi, Jackson.

The graves of the 11th Ohio battery men who fell at the Battle of Iuka.

Graves of the 11th Ohio battery men

The graves of the 11th Ohio battery men who fell at the Battle of Iuka.

The Battle of Iuka was an American Civil War battle fought on September 19, 1862, in Iuka, Mississippi.

Iuka Springs, 1862

The Battle of Iuka was an American Civil War battle fought on September 19, 1862, in Iuka, Mississippi.

La Salle, a famous French adventurer who navigated the Mississippi down to the Gulf of Mexico.

La Salle

La Salle, a famous French adventurer who navigated the Mississippi down to the Gulf of Mexico.

American politician and professor of political science.

Lucius Quintius C. Lamar

American politician and professor of political science.

The United States seal of Mississippi in 1817.

Mississippi

The United States seal of Mississippi in 1817.

The state banner of Mississippi, the bayou state.

Mississippi

The state banner of Mississippi, the bayou state.

Seal of the state of Mississippi, 1876

Mississippi seal

Seal of the state of Mississippi, 1876

Seal of the state of Mississippi, 1876

Mississippi seal

Seal of the state of Mississippi, 1876

Seal of the state of Mississippi, 1890

Mississippi Seal

Seal of the state of Mississippi, 1890

An illustration of Natchez, Mississippi looking down from a hill. In the late 18th-century Natchez was the starting point of the Natchez Trace overland route, which ran from Natchez to Nashville, Tennessee through what is now Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Natchez, Mississippi

An illustration of Natchez, Mississippi looking down from a hill. In the late 18th-century Natchez was…

An illustration of a crevasse on the Mississippi river.

Mississippi River

An illustration of a crevasse on the Mississippi river.

The state senate chamber at the capital of Mississippi, Jackson.

Senate Chamber at Jackson, Miss.

The state senate chamber at the capital of Mississippi, Jackson.

Ferdinand de Soto, discoverer of the Mississippi

Ferdinand de Soto

Ferdinand de Soto, discoverer of the Mississippi

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

Southern Republic Built From The Ruins

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

"The <em>U. spinosa</em> is found in the Mississippi River." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Unio spinosa

"The U. spinosa is found in the Mississippi River." — Goodrich, 1859

The bridge accross the Mississippi at St. Louis.

St. Louis Bridge

The bridge accross the Mississippi at St. Louis.

States admitted during James Monroe's presidency, "the era of good feeling": 1817-Mississippi, 1818- Illinois, 1819- Alabama, 1820- Maine, 1821- Missouri.

States Admitted 1817-1821

States admitted during James Monroe's presidency, "the era of good feeling": 1817-Mississippi, 1818-…

An illustration of a steamboat docking in Natchez, Mississippi.

Steamboat

An illustration of a steamboat docking in Natchez, Mississippi.

A view of Vicksburg, Mississippi which was first settled by the French, who built Fort-Saint-Pierre in 1719.

Vicksurg, Mississippi

A view of Vicksburg, Mississippi which was first settled by the French, who built Fort-Saint-Pierre…