Mississippi is south of the United States, bordering the Mississippi River to the west and the Mexican Gulf to the South. Of the 50 states, Mississippi is the 32nd most populated and the 32nd largest. Beyond the Mississippi Delta, dense forests cover the area. Vacant lands along the Mississippi River caused the river to flood. A large portion of the land is devoted to agriculture, so health, income, and educational levels are below average. Mississippi can have its pros and cons, so one should consider both before settling there.
Let us take a tour at what Mississippi is best at:
Best: Efficient and commuter-friendly transport system
Using the main highways is very convenient for traveling through Mississippi since it has four significant interstates running through it. In addition, there are two international airports in Mississippi: Jackson- Evers International Airport and Gulfport- Biloxi International Airport. Unfortunately, public transportation isn't feasible since the city or state doesn't have enough demand.
Best: Mouth-watering food
Southern ease tends to be associated with food, and Mississippi is no exception. At-home cooking is delicious comfort food. Soul food favorites like biscuits and gravy, collard greens, okra, cornbread, and catfish are every day in Mississippi, so every stranger is sure to eat happily (and gain a few pounds) there.
Best: Rich, vibrant, and colorful culture
Mississippi is known for its ancient history and hard work in the recovery of the South's essence. Mississippi has a soulful life unlike any other state in the nation; therefore, it is home to the largest bible-binding plant in the country. It's connected to Alabama, America's most sacred form.
Now, let us have a quick turn to Mississipp's worst:
Worst: Inefficient healthcare system
There is uncertainty about health care throughout the state at best and misery at worst. The state's health care is the least accessible, least affordable, and least superior to all states in the country. Nevertheless, several pastoral and underprivileged citizens can access appropriate and affordable healthcare through the state's efforts.
Worst: Slow economic development
Despite not providing for the basic needs of its inhabitants, the state lacks good economic opportunities. The poverty rate and food insecurity in Mississippi are among the highest in the country, making this state desperate for economic transformation.
Worst: Calamities come and go in Mississippi
The region is prone to natural calamities, so one should take precautions. In the past year, the state has been hit by multiple hurricanes and tornadoes, causing destruction.
If you want to know more of Mississippi, here are fun facts for you:
- In 1963 the University of Mississippi Medical Center accomplished the world's first human lung transplant and, on January 23, 1964, Dr. James D. Hardy performed the world's first heart transplant surgery.
- It was in Liberty that Borden's Condensed Milk was manufactured for the first time.
- In 1902 while on a hunting expedition in Sharkey County, President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear. This act resulted in the creation of the world-famous teddy bear.
- The world's most giant shrimp is on display at the Old Spanish Fort Museum in Pascagoula.
- Liberty produced the first Dr. Tichener's Antiseptic bottle.
- Edwards is home to the world's largest cactus plantation.
- Tupelo, Mississippi, was the birthplace of Elvis Presley on January 8, 1935.
- H.T. Merrill made the first round-trip transoceanic flight in 1928.
- Phil Gilbert founded Vicksburg's Shoe Parlor, which sold shoes in pairs on Washington Street in 1884.
- The first female rural mail carrier in the United States was Mrs. Mamie Thomas. In 1914, she delivered mail to a neighborhood south of Vicksburg by buggy.
Now that you know about Mississippi's best and worst, which do you think is the best and worst of all for you? Comment your answers down below!