Southern Mississippi is a region that is deeply rooted in culture and tradition. From the traditional shared meals in the Delta to the jazz funerals in New Orleans, the South has a unique way of honoring its loved ones. Sacred harp singing, English and Scottish ballads, and the All-American Rose Garden are just a few of the cultural traditions that have been passed down through generations. In Plaquemine, Louisiana, corn was present but not a staple food even around 1500 A.
D. Several universities are full of rich stories and traditions that are reflected in a short list of the state's best actors. As a tangible reminder of the Southern Miss heritage, this historic part of the campus offers visitors the opportunity to tour the campus with panoramic views during the day of the All-American Rose Garden, the illuminated dome at night and the black-eyed Susans in spring. A hallmark of the last home game of the Southern Miss football season is a touching performance of Amazing Grace performed by The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band. The Spanish left their cultural stamp on life at the southern end of the Delta, even though their presence in the region was relatively short lived.
In an era in which technology, mobility, and mass communication have tended to create a composite national culture, Mississippi's enduring sense of place and history has been manifested in its commitment to the preservation of its historic monuments, artifacts and furniture from the past. The Delta covers 35,000 square miles from southern Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico, encompassing 219 counties in seven states and approximately 8.3 million people. Sugar production was centered in southern Louisiana, along with rice, and later on the Arkansas Delta. Grog (the traditional Louisiana tempera) and sand are compounds that improve the workability of clay. The chemicals released by shell during cooking reduce the temperature at which the fine silicates in clay vitrify (become glassy) and also reduce shrinkage. Eudora Welty's stories of Southern family life evoke the Southern sense of place that is so often associated with Southern writers.
When describing the Mississippi culture in Louisiana, it is sometimes possible to make a distinction between Plaquemine cultural sites with Mississippi influence and sites that were occupied by people who were intrusive to the Mississippi culture, although distinguishing between them can be difficult. Many want their departure to coincide with the flowering of camellias, but southern vegetation such as magnolia leaves, abelia or nandina is also a suitable floral option for winter. Beginning in the 1830s, railroads had a major impact on how Americans transported products and people, which in turn dictated whether towns and cities in the Delta region would succeed or fail. Southern Mississippi is home to many unique cultural traditions that have been passed down through generations. From traditional shared meals to jazz funerals and sacred harp singing, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Spanish left their mark on life at the southern end of the Delta while Eudora Welty's stories evoke a sense of place that is often associated with Southern writers. Railroads had a major impact on how Americans transported products and people which ultimately determined whether towns and cities in this region would succeed or fail.
Whether you're looking for an illuminated dome at night or black-eyed Susans in springtime, Southern Mississippi has something for everyone.