First expl…

   First explored for Spain by Hernando de Soto who discovered the Mississippi River in 1540, the region was later claimed by France group under Sieur d’lberville established the first permanent settlement near present-day Ocean Springs.Great Britain took over the area in 1763 after the French and Indian Wars,ceding it to the U.S. in 1783 after the Revolution. Spain did not relinquish its claims until 1798, and in 1810 the U.S. annexed West Florida from Spain, including what is now southern Mississippi.For a little more than one hundred years, from shortly after the state’s founding through the Great Depression, cotten was the undisputed king of mississippi’s largely agrarian economy.Over the last half-century, however, Mississippi has diversified its economy by balancing agricultural output with increased industrial activity.

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