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Old 04-17-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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This is really simple and may not appeal to everyone, but Mississippi is good for just riding backroads and finding old bridges, cemeteries, barns, country stores, and the like.

Nothing better than riding out in the country and stopping at a country store for a grilled cheese sandwich and a chocolate milk.
Now see you trying to get somebody killed riding those old abandoned bridges...lol...jk....but yeah, going to Meridan, there's a backroad that takes you past Meridan and into Alabama. Truckers still use it to bypass the weigh stations. and it's littered with old rusty cars from the moonshine days and old houses that appear to still have people living in them. but I doubt it.

THAT'S the Mississippi I like to explore. that old, old history hidden in the woods.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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Now see you trying to get somebody killed riding those old abandoned bridges...lol...jk....but yeah, going to Meridan, there's a backroad that takes you past Meridan and into Alabama. Truckers still use it to bypass the weigh stations. and it's littered with old rusty cars from the moonshine days and old houses that appear to still have people living in them. but I doubt it.

THAT'S the Mississippi I like to explore. that old, old history hidden in the woods.
Hehe, those bridges are cool though. There's one in Tallahatchie County called Lamb-Fish Bridge that has a system of weights and pulleys on it to raise or lower it.

Bridgehunter.com | Lamb-Fish Bridge

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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Hehe, those bridges are cool though. There's one in Tallahatchie County called Lamb-Fish Bridge that has a system of weights and pulleys on it to raise or lower it.

Bridgehunter.com | Lamb-Fish Bridge

Wow, by looking at the trees so close to it, this bridged must've been used in case of flooding.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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Mississippi is a history buff's paradise!!! The state is literally honeycombed with battlefields and historical markers. At the top of the list would be Vicksburg National Military Park, a beautiful place where you can also tour the Union gunboat USS Cairo. Just across the state line from Corinth is Shiloh National Military Park; Corinth also has plenty of Civil War history right in town, including the Civil War Interpretive Center. Just south of Corinth, near Baldwyn, is Brices Crossroads battlefield, where Nathan Bedford Forest routed a Federal army in 1864; there is a small visitors center there also. Many other battlefields are worth visiting, including Champion Hill, Raymond, Okalona, and others.

For architecture lovers, Natchez is purported to have the nation's largest collection of antebellum homes; Columbus is not too far behind. Both cities host "pilgrimage" in the spring, where many homes are open to the public and period actors roam the streets.

Of course, Tupelo is home to the Elvis Presley birthplace; also in Tupelo is a very impressive automobile museum.

There is much more, I'm sure, but that's all I can think of offhand. Gotta get back to the crawfish.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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Let's not forget the Petrified Forest. maybe the only one in the nation!

Mississippi Petrified Forest
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra : Concert Information : Pops III: Pepsi Pops


MDAC ? 2012 Dixie National

The Neshoba County Fair - Mississippi's Giant Houseparty

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

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Old 05-14-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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If you like open mics:

1.)Jackson,MS - Outspoken Open Mic at the Java Cafe, Jackson State University, every Monday
2.)Jackson,MS-Nameless Poets Open Mic, Suite 106 on 106 Wilmington St., every Thursday. Often has national acts come through
3.)Jackson, MS-Java and Jazz, every third Thursday, Eudora Welty Library on State Street downtown.

If you like jazz/blues:
1.)F. Jones Corner has Blues Lunch with live bands from 11:30-2pm Mon-Fri, then live bands again all weekend. Doesn't shut down till 4am, best blues this side of the River.
2.)Hal and Mals, Blue Mondays. The Mississippi Blues Society comes through and jams every monday night. Get there early
3.)Jazz on the Plaza, Jackson State University. This is an annual Jazz festival held in the Spring on the campus green and plaza of JSU. Check their website for exact dates. Admission is free; bring a lawn chair. Do NOT "sleep" on Mississippi collegiate Jazz Festivals...Esperanza Spalding got a big break at a Jazz Festival in Hattiesburg!
If you like Hiking:
1.)Rocky Springs. Ghost Town. Cool hiking and camping near section of the Old Natchez Trace
2.)Clear/Clark Creek Nature Trail, near Woodville in Southern Mississippi. This is the msot strenuous hike in Mississippi, taking about 4 hours. There are waterfalls, HUGE historic trees, bears, butterflies, and birds I've never seen anywhere else in the country. TOTALLy worth it. Take a wrong turn, however, and you will end up in another ghost town with 4 inhabitants and an outdated petrol station(and i DO mean 4 inhabitants). The nearest town over has a strip club operated by Alcorn students :-)
3.)Tishomingo State Park-Near Tupelo, North Mississippi. Largest rope bridge, rock climbing, very nice campgrounds with fishing.
4.)National Cemetary, Vicksburg. The entire city of Vicksburg is a national monument, so the park technically winds through the city proper. The battlefield grounds showcase a statue or placemarker for every major battle and fallen general, in addition to HUGE monuments donated by Northern states who lost men during the Civil War. No matter if you are Black, White, racist or tolerant, a drive or hike through the National Cemetary, seeing all of those busts and rotundas and statues and nameplates, will teach you the value of human life. Oh, be sure to hit up one of the Casinos while here, and, if you want a more rural scenic drive, YAzoo and Eagle Bend are not that far up the highway. Taking HWY 61 North or South of the city proper will bring you to some of the most beautiful landscapes at dawn or dusk.
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