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5 Fun Facts About November 1 In Mississippi History

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1. The Mississippi State Capitol building opened on November 1, 1903, after nearly two decades of planning and construction. The building's classic Renaissance Revival style features a copper dome that stands over 180 feet tall and is topped by a statue of Lady Justice.

2. On November 1, 1832, the Choctaw Nation of Native Americans signed a treaty with the United States government. The treaty ceded their lands in Mississippi in exchange for land in Oklahoma and the promise of tribal self-government.

3. In 1962, James Meredith became the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi, known as Ole Miss. He was escorted onto campus on November 1, surrounded by federal marshals and facing violent protests from white supremacist groups.

4. The town of Poplarville, Mississippi, was officially incorporated on November 1, 1886. Named for the popular trees that grew in the area, Poplarville has a historic downtown district with buildings dating back to the early 1900s.

5. On November 1, 1954, the first McDonald's franchise in Mississippi opened in Gulfport. Today, there are over 260 McDonald's locations throughout the state, serving up Big Macs and other fast food favorites.
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