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Biloxi means "First People" and was the name of a local Native American tribe that met French explorer Pierre LeMoyne d'Iberville in 1699. He and his men were passing through here because he was looking for the mouth of the Mississippi River. The King of France wanted to claimed this area. Fort Maurepas was established on the east shore now called Ocean Springs. Eight flags have flown over the city including the French, English, Spanish, West Florida Republic, Mississippi Magnolia, Confederate State, Mississippi State, and that of the United States.
Biloxi was incorporated officially in 1838 and the city grew as families and their servants flocked to the area. By 1847 it became on of Gulf Coast's favorite resort towns. During the Civil War, Union troops took over nearby Ship Island and carried out a blockade of the gulf. Citizens tried to protected the city from invasion by the Yankees creating fake cannons made out of logs planted in the sand. Mullet fish, called "Biloxi bacon," saved the locals from starvation during the war years. The first fish cannery opened in 1881, and the city's seafood industry grew. By 1900 Biloxi was termed the "seafood capital of the world.
Biloxi has endured so many natural disasters and the last one was Hurricane Katrina that hit in 2005. It is still in the recovery process. So many structures were lost, but we cannot forget the most precious loss of life.
- In a nutshell:A city of life you cannot keep down~
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