Natchez is oldest permanent community on Mississippi river. Well-preserved mansions and antebellum homes make up significant portion of town's residences. The town cemetery has equal amount of history - burials include millionaires from town's past, civil war soldiers and gypsies. Vicksburg is best known for role in the Civil War, where Confederate Army suffered a major defeat. Gambling in Mississippi legalized in 1990, from riverbanks to gulf coast, waterfront-only casinos have become an important part of local economy.
Southern hospitality at Dinner Bell Family Restaurant where visitors are treated to traditional round table of authentic southern cooking. Bluegrass and Gospel music in Sandy Ridge where local musicians to town preacher get together for old-time, unplugged fun and fellowship at "camp and jam" events. Mississippi Delta is catfish country. The Delta Pride Catfish co-op is world's largest processor of freshwater fish. Once small agricultural industry has grown to one of the states largest.
Humphries County has World Catfish Festival with live music, catfish eating contest and crowning of Catfish Queen. William Faulkner received Mississippi's only Nobel Prize for Literature. His stories on life in South based on area around his home in Oxford, now a museum. Thacker Mountain Radio a weekly program produced for Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Each week musicians, writers, poets and performers gather in a bookstore stage to create a show unpredictable as it is worldly. Brussel Martin travels to Asia each year to evaluate and select very best bonsai trees for his business. Experienced grower, bonsai artist and teacher, Brussel's passion for the plant helps bonsai enthusiasts expand knowledge and refine artistic talents.
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