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…

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…

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.

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.

An illustration of a submerged town on the Mississippi River.

Submerged Town on Mississippi River

An illustration of a submerged town on the Mississippi River.

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…