|Many Reasons To See Mississippi
Many local native tribes
used to live here in Mississippi before the Europeans entered this land
in 1540. However the first European permanent settlement came in 1699 at
The area passed through the
control of Spain, British or French until the French and Indian War and
the treaty following it. Under the treaty, all French held lands had to
be ceded to the British. On April 7, 1798 its territory was ceded to Georgia
and South Carolina. Its final territory kept expanding as most of its land
was acquired by the US govt. from the native americans. Ultimately on 10
December, 1817 Mississippi became the 20th state of the Union.
At Natchez National Historical
Park tells the story of its pivotal role that it played in the settlement
of old southwest, the Cotton Kingdom and the Antebellum South. You will
find many things that tell you the story of every day life in antebellum.
It is the only unit that's currently open to public.
Tupelo National Battlefield
is a site where troops from the Union fought a battle with the Confederates
over the issue of railroad breaking took place in 1864. It was developed
as a national battlefield site on 21 February, 1929.
Established on 21st February,
1899, Vicksburg National Military Park is in the memory of the decisive
battles of the American Civil War. Many battles were fought near the Mississippi
and Vicksburg was a fortress guarding the Mississippi River.
Today it stands a well preserved
building and has lots of old monuments and memories of the battlefield
that took place here. A visit to this site begins with an 18 min. film
and then you can drive on its 16 mile structure. You can view the ship
USS Cairo which was sunk on 12 December, 1862.
It was raised back in 1964
and exhibits lots of military artifacts. Right next to it is the cemetery
of US soldiers who have been killed in various wars fought by US from the
Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II and the
Korean War. Many who lost their life during these wars are laid to rest
Adopted by the State, from
War Department on 10 August, 1961, it was changed to a site representing
a National Battlefield site. In Tupelo's history, the first King of Rock,
Elvis Presley Birthplace is a unique place exhibiting everything about
the Legendary Rock-O-Roll King. Even after getting the world fame Elvis
used to come occasionally to his birthplace that was built by his father.
He was born here on 8 January, 1935 and the two room house has been turned
in to a museum. It exhibits many of his belongings like motor-cycle boots
and a jumpsuit that he wore on a Las-Vegas tour.
Devinder Patel is always
available for airport transfer services and will be happy to receive any