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Mississippi

(Encyclopedia) Mississippi, river, c.100 mi (160 km) long, rising E of the Kawartha Lakes, S Ont., Canada, and flowing NE through Mississippi Lake, then N to the Ottawa River near Arnprior. It is navigable fo...

Mississippi Overview

(Encyclopedia) Mississippi mĭs˝əsĭp´ē [key], one of the Deep South states of the United States. It is bordered by Alabama (E), the Gulf of Mexico (S), Arkansas and Louisiana, with most of that border f...

Mississippi

(Encyclopedia) Mississippi, river, principal river of the United States, c.2,350 mi (3,780 km) long, exceeded in length only by the Missouri , the chief of its numerous tributaries. The combined Missour...

Mississippi Sound

(Encyclopedia) Mississippi Sound, arm of the Gulf of Mexico, c.100 mi (160 km) long and from 7 to 15 mi (11–24 km) wide, extending from Lake Borgne in Louisiana on the west to Mobile Bay in Alabama on the e...

Mississippi Scheme

(Encyclopedia) Mississippi Scheme, plan formulated by John Law for the colonization and commercial exploitation of the Mississippi valley and other French colonial areas. In 1717 the French merchant An...

Mississippi State University

(Encyclopedia) Mississippi State University, at Mississippi State, near Starkville; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1878 as an agricultural and mechanical college, opened 1880. From 1...

Mississippi State University for Women

(Encyclopedia) Mississippi State University for Women, at Columbus; the first state-supported women's college; chartered 1884, opened 1885 as Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, renamed Mississippi ...

Mississippi, University of

(Encyclopedia) Mississippi, University of, main campus at Oxford; state supported; coeducational; chartered 1844, opened 1848. The university medical center, which includes the schools of medicine, dentistry,...

Mississippi

Mississippi State Facts Organized as territory: April 7, 1798Entered Union: Dec. 10, 1817 (20th State)Present constitution adopted: 1890 Fun Facts State abbreviation/Postal code: M…