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Biloxi

(bĭlŭk`sē), city (1990 pop. 46,319), Harrison co., SE Miss., on a peninsula between Biloxi Bay and Mississippi Sound, on the Gulf of Mexico; inc. as a town 1838, as a city 1896. Industries here include fishing and boatbuilding, the packing and shipping of shrimp and oysters, and several small manufactures. Beginning in 1990, casinos made Biloxi, long a beach resort, the center of a gambling boom district (which includes neighboring GulfportGulfport,
city (1990 pop. 40,775), seat of Harrison co., SE Miss., a port on Mississippi Sound, the Gulf of Mexico, in a resort area; inc. 1898. A port of entry, it receives large shipments of bananas.
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), with thousands of new hotel rooms.

The French established the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi valley in 1699 across the bay at Old Biloxi (now Ocean Springs). New Biloxi, founded in 1719, was the capital of French Louisiana until 1722, when New OrleansNew Orleans
, city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded 1718 by the sieur de Bienville, inc. 1805.
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 replaced it. Hurricane Camille wrecked the city's waterfront in 1969, and Katrina caused even greater devastation in 2005. Keesler Air Force Base and "Beauvoir" (built 1852–54), the last home of Jefferson DavisDavis, Jefferson,
1808–89, American statesman, President of the Southern Confederacy, b. Fairview, near Elkton, Ky. His birthday was June 3. Early Life

Davis's parents moved to Mississippi when he was a boy.
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, are here, as is Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, designed by Frank GehryGehry, Frank Owen
, 1929–, American architect, b. Toronto, Ont., as Frank Owen Goldberg. He is widely considered one of the finest and most artful of contemporary architects. In 1947, Gehry's family moved to Los Angeles, where he attended the Univ.
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. Off the coast are the western islands of Gulf Islands National Seashore, including Ship Island, a Union fort during the Civil War.

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USS TOLOVANA (AO-64) -- April 2002, Biloxi, Mississippi, Contact Joseph Beer, Phone (508) 429-1257, Email ao64baer@aol.
How we forget Biloxi, Mississippi, a decade before, where no witnesses spoke to cameras, how a brown man in army uniform was pulled from the bus by police when he sneered at the custom of the back seat, how the magistrate proclaimed a week in jail and went back to bed with a shot of whiskey, how the brownskinned soldier could not sleep as he listened for the prowling of his jailers, the muttering and cardplaying of the hangmen they might become.
Instead of the key to the city, he gave me a Biloxi, Mississippi license plate.
4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Citizens Holding Company is a one-bank holding company and the parent company of Philadelphia, Mississippi-based Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, which has twenty-three full service banking locations in ten counties in East Central Mississippi in addition to a Loan Production Office in Biloxi, Mississippi.
979-acre tract of land in Biloxi, Mississippi, for a 476-unit resort community.
Now the school district of Biloxi, Mississippi, has installed surveillance cameras in all classrooms.
It was a Saturday night fight at the Casino Magic Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi.
ROY JONES unified the light-heavyweight title by winning every round in a brutal beating of Reggie Johnson in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Mississippi, Citizens Holding Company is a one-bank holding company for The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, which has twenty-three full service banking locations in ten counties in East Central Mississippi in addition to a Loan Production Office in Biloxi, Mississippi.
May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) announces a public forum in Biloxi, Mississippi on June 6, 2007 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.
After two-year stints at television stations in Biloxi, Mississippi and Nashville, Tennessee, Roberts received two job offers--one from WAGA-TV in Atlanta and the other from her dream station, ESPN.