Barq's Root Beer Birthplace
In 1898, Barq's root beer was invented in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Barq's web site: http://www.barqs.com.
Address: Mississippi Gulf Coast Visitors Bureau,
P O Box 6128, Gulfport, Mississippi 39506;
228-896-6699; Fax: 228-896-6788.
U.S.'s First Memorial Day
On April 25, 1866, the people of Columbus celebrated the U.S.'s first Memorial Day at Friendship Cemetery.
Address: Friendship Cemetery,
4th Street South and 13th Avenue, Columbus,
Mississippi 39703; 662-329-1191; 800-327-2686. Web: http://www.columbusms.org.