Key Chains From The State of Mississippi
Key rings representing Mississippi and its fun facts:
- Condensed Milk first canned by Borden at Liberty for all the milk fiends out there.
- Former President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured in bear on a hunting trip in 1902. This action resulted in the creation of the Teddy Bear.
- World’s largest shrimp is displayed in Pascagoula at the Old Spanish Fort Museum.
- Elvis Presley, the King of Rock N’ Roll, was born in Tupelo on January 8, 1935.
- Nation’s first state to plan a system of community colleges; then referred to as “junior college.”
- Chicago Cubs MVP, Guy Bush, pitched legendary Babe Ruth his last home run at the 1929 World Series.
- The patent for the Soft Toilet Seat is owned by David Harrison of Columbus. There are a million of these sold every year.
- Walter Payton of Columbia was the first football player to be featured on a box of Wheaties.
- Famous inventions from out of Mississippi include; Pine Sol and root beer.
- The Nation’s chief waterway is the Mississippi River; it is nicknamed Old Man River.
Key Chains with the Great Seal and state flag of Mississippi on dual sides:
The Great Seal proudly displays the American Eagle in the center with outstretched wings and its head held high. The Eagle also features stars and stripes adorning its chest as well as an olive branch in its talons that symbolize the desire for peace along with a quiver of arrows symbolizing a desire for war. The outer circle reads “The Great Seal of the State of Mississippi.”
In 1894, the State Flag committee recommended a flag with (in their own words) “one with width two-thirds of its length; with the union square, in width two-thirds of the width of the flag; the ground of the union to be red and a broad blue saltier thereon, bordered with white and emblazoned with thirteen mullets or five-pointed stars, corresponding with the number of original States of the Union; the field to be divided into three bars of equal width, the upper one blue, the center one white, and the lower one extending the whole length of the flag.”