Scenic views of Mississippi from the 1960s

Vintage 1960s Mississippi postcard

Note: This article may feature affiliate links, and purchases made may earn us a commission at no extra cost to you. Find out more here.

Mississippi … where fun’s as big as all outdoors (1961)

You will be delighted at the wide variety of things to do and see all year ’round in Outdoor Mississippi. Hundreds of lakes and rivers, five huge reservoir playgrounds, fourteen state parks and, of course, the glamorous and famous Gulf Coast.

Thousands of miles of modern, scenic highways make Outdoor Mississippi easier to reach and more fun to enjoy. Come and share this wonderful fun with us this summer.

Mississippi - See the state in fall (1961)

Mississippi Civil War Centennial (1961)

Spectacular pageants, parades, re-enactments of historic events, hundreds of shrines and battle sites, including Vicksburg’s famous National Military Park, make Mississippi the number one attraction during the Civil War Centennial.

See these exciting pageants:

VICKSBURG: “Gunboats ‘Round the Bend” — Every Friday, March 31 – June 30, 1961.

JACKSON: “Heritage of Valor” — Summer, 1961.

NATCHEZ: “The Life of Jefferson Davis” — April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, 1961.

[Old coupon] Miss Hospitality – 1504 State Office Building – Jackson, Mississippi: Send your full color “Calendar of Events” about Mississippi’s Civil War Centennial.

Mississippi — The hospitality state

ALSO SEE: How the Civil War ended, and find out the details of Lee’s surrender to Grant (1865)


This is Mississippi (1965)

Meet the Mississippi you haven’t heard about… Seventeen state parks fully equipped for every outdoor pleasure… six giant reservoir water playgrounds… lovely, serene historic homes… a glamorous seacoast resort with modern luxury accommodations… magnificent fall weather… fascinating reminders of a state rich in heritage… all linked by a modern, scenic highway system.

Millions of Americans enjoy Mississippi’s hospitality every year. This year, we invite you to share in the fun, too.

This is Mississippi (1965)

Mississippi pilgrimages, Gulf Coast & outdoor life (1967)

Pilgrimages: Relive exciting moments in Mississippi’s three centuries of history during Pilgrimage time this spring. See first-hand the stately antebellum mansions, historic battlefield parks, intriguing museums, and ever-changing scenes along drives like the Natchez Trace.

Gulf Coast: It’s truly America’s Riviera! Bordering the Gulf of Mexico are 50 miles of beaches, luxurious accommodations, fine restaurants, golf courses, historical sites — fun for all ages, all pocketbooks.

Outdoor life: Discover a whole new world of fun in Mississippi’s great outdoors. Camping, fishing, boating, exploring are found at Mississippi’s nineteen state parks, six reservoirs, hundreds of rivers and lakes.

Mississippi pilgrimages, Gulf Coast and outdoor life (1967)

ALSO SEE: 21 Southern mansions & plantation homes from the Old South

PS: If you liked this article, please share it! You can also get our free newsletter, follow us on Facebook & Pinterest. Thanks for visiting and for supporting a small business! 🤩 


You might also like...

The fun never ends:

Comments on this story

Leave a comment here!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.