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Mississippi’s Literary Landmarks:
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River Cities
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Two of the most historic towns in Mississippi — and indeed, in North America — are the Mississippi River cities of Natchez and Vicksburg. The former is famous for its long history, first as a French colonial outpost, then later as a British village, before becoming a part of the United States in the years following the American Revolution. Vicksburg's fame arises for the most part because of a later war, between North and South; because of its strategic location on a sharp bend in the river, and its massive bluffs upon which to place guns, it became a key target of Union troops in the West during the Civil War.

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