50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: MISSISSIPPI (18/50)

2012 MISSISSIPPI BLUES MARATHON, JACKSON: 3:28:39 (2012-01-07)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734491750039496

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/mississippi-blues-marathon-mississippi-2012-01-07/


Mississippi Blues Marathon Website:
https://register.racepartner.com/msbluesmarathon/register

MISSISSIPPI, USA

State capital: Jackson

State population: 2,9 million

State nickname: The Magnolia State

State bird: Mockingbird

State mammal: White-tailed deer, Common bottlenose dolphin

State motto:

By valor and arms

Famous people from Mississippi:

Elvis Presley (singer, actor), Brett Farve (American football), Elizabeth Lee Hazen (inventor), Faith Hill (singer), James Earl Jones (entertainer), B. B. King (guitarist), Muddy Waters (singer, guitarist), Tennessee Williams (playwright), Oprah Winfrey (talk-show host),

Fun facts about Mississippi:

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

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/miss.htm#.U8P0TFZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g43833-Jackson_Mississippi-Vacations.html