Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Oklahoma, USA
Top 10 Places to Visit in Oklahoma, USA
Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the 50 United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning red people. It is also known informally by its nickname, The Sooner State. Here are the top 10 best places to visit in Oklahoma.
Founded in 1821 as the site for a new state capital, Jackson is named after General Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and would later serve as U.S. president. Following the nearby Battle of Vicksburg in 1863 during the American Civil War, Union forces under the command of General William Tecumseh Sherman began the Siege of Jackson and the city was subsequently burned.
During the 1920s, Jackson surpassed Meridian to become the most populous city in the state following a speculative natural gas boom in the region. The current slogan for the city is The City with Soul. It has had numerous musicians prominent in blues, gospel, folk, and jazz.
Jackson is the anchor for the Jackson, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the state's largest metropolitan area with a 2016 population of 579,332, about one-fifth of Mississippi's population.
The region that is now the city of Jackson was historically part of the large territory occupied by the Choctaw Nation. The area now called Jackson was obtained by the United States under the terms of the Treaty of Doak's Stand in 1820, by which The United States acquired the land owned by the Choctaw Native Americans.
Under pressure from the U.S. government, the Choctaw Native Americans agreed to removal after 1830 from all of their lands east of the Mississippi River under the terms of several treaties. Although most of the Choctaw moved to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma, along with the other of the Five Civilized Tribes, a significant number chose to stay in their homeland.
Located on the historic Natchez Trace trade route, created by Native Americans and used by European-American settlers, and on the Pearl River, the city's first European-American settler was Louis LeFleur, a French-Canadian trader.
Despite its small population, during the Civil War, Jackson became a strategic center of manufacturing for the Confederacy. In 1863, during the military campaign which ended in the capture of Vicksburg, Union forces captured Jackson during two battles—once before the fall of Vicksburg and once after the fall of Vicksburg.
Author Eudora Welty was born in Jackson in 1909, lived most of her life in the Belhaven section of the city, and died there in 2001.
In 2013, Jackson was named as one of the top 10 friendliest cities in the United States by CN Traveler. The capital city was tied with Natchez as Number 7. The city was noticed for friendly people, great food, and green and pretty public places.
NATCHEZ MISSISSIPPI DOWNTOWN DRIVING TOUR
Driving through downtown Natchez, Mississippi..
Natchez is a city in Mississippi. Set on the Mississippi River, it’s known for antebellum mansions like the unfinished, octagonal Longwood, and the Melrose estate, part of the Natchez National Historical Park. Once a trade route, Natchez Trace Parkway is now a recreational road and scenic drive. To the south, Grand Village of the Natchez Indians is home to a reconstructed Natchez house and three ceremonial mounds.
Memphis (USA) : Itinéraire de visite touristique et culturelle par vue aérienne de la ville en 3D
aircitytour.com, l'itinéraire de vos visites touristiques et culturelles en vidéo en 3D (visite virtuelle). D'autres visites sont disponibles sur aircitytour.com
Visite virtuelle de la ville de Mephis (USA), par vue aérienne en 3D, à partir du logiciel Google Earth.
Détail de la visite par lieux :
- Elvis Presley Automobile Museum
- C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
- Stax Museum of American Soul Music
- The Metal Museum
- Big River Crossing
- South Main Arts District
- Tom Lee Park
- National Civil Rights Museum
- Robert R. Church Park
- Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
- Beale Street
- Orpheum Theatre
- Elvis Statue
- Memphis Music Hall of Fame
- Backbeat Tours
- Beale Street Entertainment District
- Handy Park
- W C Handy House Museum
- Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art
- The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange
- Mississippi River Park
- Mississippi River Museum
- Magevney House
- Fire Museum of Memphis
- Pyramid Arena
- Mud Island
- Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum
- Sun Studio
- Victorian Village
- Brooks Museum
- Memphis Zoo
- Old Forest State Natural Area
- The Children's Museum of Memphis
- Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium
- Dixon Gallery & Gardens
- Memphis Botanic Garden
Cidades: Montgomery (Alabama - EUA)
Passeio rápido pela cidade de Montgomery, Alabama, EUA.
Montgomery é a capital do estado norte-americano do Alabama e sede do Condado de Montgomery. Foi fundada em 1814 com a designação de Fort Montgomery e incorporada como cidade em 3 de dezembro de 1819, tornando-se a capital do estado em 6 de dezembro de 1847. Foi também a capital dos Estados Confederados da América entre 4 de fevereiro e 20 de maio de 1861.
Jackson: Mississippi State Capitol
The Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson originally housed all three forms of government Legislative, Judicial, and Executive. The judicial branch is housed in the Gartin Justice Building across High Street. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, and designated a Mississippi Landmark in 1986 and a National Historic Landmark in 2016.
The Mississippi State Capitol has been the home of Mississippi's state legislature since 1903. It is the third capitol building in Jackson.
The walls of the rotunda are Italian white marble with a base of New York jet-black marble. The eight large columns are a type of art marble known as scagliola. The dome interior contains 750 lights which illuminate the blindfolded female figure representing Blind Justice and four scenes: two Indians, a Spanish explorer and a Confederate general. Balustrades are cast iron and original to the building.
An 8-foot-tall (2.4 m), 15-foot-wide (4.6 m) eagle soars above the dome, made of solid copper and gilded with gold leaf.
In 1979, it had a complete renovation, which cost $19 million. The renovation attempted to maintain the original design whenever practical. It was completed in 1983.
The Hall of Governors is located on the first floor. Portraits of Mississippi's governors since the creation of the Mississippi Territory in 1798 are on display. The State Library and the Supreme Court chamber, now both committee meeting rooms, are located on the second floor. The Legislature is housed on the third floor, along with the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House's offices. Public viewing balconies for both chambers are located on the fourth floor.
The Senate Chamber has seats for the 52 Senators. The Chamber is art marble with the base of Belgium black marble. Its columns are Breccia violet with corinthian composite caps. Its dome is stained Bohemian glass with another dome on top for protection. In the center of the dome is a green circle of printing that reads, The people's government made for the people by the people and answerable to the people. An image of Theresa Whitecloud, a full-blooded Choctaw Indian princess (died 1970), is on six wooden panels. The Chamber desks were replaced in the 1940s.
The House of Representatives Chamber has seats for the 122 Representatives, including the speaker, the chamber's presiding officer. The Chamber dome is the original Bohemian stained glass with another dome on top for protection of the stained glass. Desks are the originals of 1903. The Mississippi Coat of Arms is at the top of each arch. The walls are art marble and their base is Belgian black marble.
One of the 53 replicas of the original Liberty Bell, as well as a statue erected in memory of the ladies, mothers, sisters, wives and daughters of the Confederate soldiers is located on the capitol grounds. Among the trees on the grounds are the state tree, the magnolia tree, along with two Japanese magnolia trees and small patches of miniature Aspen have been seen growing. Also on the grounds is the figurehead from the second USS Mississippi battleship. The ship was sold to the government of Greece during 1914 but the figurehead was presented to Mississippi by the United States Navy in December 1909.
The Capitol appears briefly in the movie The Help.
Road Trip Across USA
Road trip from San Diego, California to Annapolis, Maryland.
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Landrum's Homestead | Mississippi Roads | MPB
Mississippi Roads checks out Landrum's Homestead, Artist Ginger Williams, and learns how some folks make cane syrup. Plus we stop by Pascagoula for a long-time fan-favorite restaurant.
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