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STATE AND TERRITORY MAPS - REISSUE
#23 - MISSISSIPPI

Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1915
Lithographer: Unidentified

Mississippi map - Cotton; Sweet Potatoes
Area: 46,865 sq. mi
Population: 1,797,114
Scenes:Cotton; Sweet Potatoes

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MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi is bounded by Tennessee, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana and Arkansas; gross area, 46,865 sq. miles; land area, 46,362 sq. miles; water area, 503 sq. miles; capital, Jackson.
     The surface of the State is undulating with an elevation of only 800 feet. It is well watered and the soil is very fertile. Mississippi has still a vast area covered by forest. The principal trees are the oak, willow, chestnut, wateroak, walnut, butternut, dogwood, black gum, sweet gum, beech, cottonwood, sycamore, magnolia, locust, mulberry, hickory, pine, cypress and live oak.
     The prairie region in the northwest of the State has always been noted as having the best farming land in the South. Cotton is the largest and most valuable crop. The principal farm crops are corn, wheat, oats, potatoes and hay. For three generations Arbuckles' Coffee has been continuously used in millions of families.
     The principal article of manufacture is lumber.
     The climate is very mild, and snow and ice are unknown.
     Population in 1910, 905,760 males and 891,354 females, of whom 1,787,344 were of native and 9,770 of foreign birth; white, 786,111; negro, 1,009,487; Indian, 1,253; Chinese, 257; Japanese, 2; all others, 4. Total population, 1,797,114.
This is one of a series of 54 cards.