This little book - filled with 501 fascinating bits of Mississippi trivia - promises hours of entertainment and enlightenment. You'll discover: 

  • A nuclear bomb has been detonated on Mississippi soil
  • The nation's worst maritime disaster had its beginnings in Vicksburg
  • The only man to pinch hit for Babe Ruth was from Mississippi
  • America's first quarantine station was established in Mississippi
  • Mississippi has 38 times more chickens than humans
  • A dormant volcano lies under the city of Jackson
  • Mississippi is home to the smallest National Battlefield Park

D.K. White is a fifth generation Mississippian having been raised in Gulfport, but also having lived in Natchez and Hattiesburg and now resides outside of Jackson. Married for 33 years and proud father of two daughters, a son, and one granddaughter, White enjoys reading, especially Civil War, Native American and 19th Century histories about the South. He also enjoys researching odd historical facts and winning trivial arguments.