Biloxi, Mississippi

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Biloxi is a city and one of two county seats of Harrison County, Mississippi, United States (the other seat being the adjoining city of Gulfport).wikipedia
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Gulfport, Mississippi

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Biloxi is a city and one of two county seats of Harrison County, Mississippi, United States (the other seat being the adjoining city of Gulfport).
Along with Biloxi, Gulfport is the other county seat of Harrison County and the larger of the two principal cities of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area.

Harrison County, Mississippi

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Biloxi is a city and one of two county seats of Harrison County, Mississippi, United States (the other seat being the adjoining city of Gulfport).
Its county seats are Biloxi and Gulfport.

Keesler Air Force Base

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Keesler Air Force Base lies within the city and is home to the 81st Training Wing and the 403d Wing of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Keesler Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Biloxi, a city along the Gulf Coast in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States.

Mississippi

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Biloxi is a city and one of two county seats of Harrison County, Mississippi, United States (the other seat being the adjoining city of Gulfport).
The coastline includes large bays at Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, and Pascagoula.

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

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In 1699 French colonists formed the first permanent settlement in French Louisiana, at Fort Maurepas, now in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and referred to as "Old Biloxi".
Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States, approximately 2 mi east of Biloxi and west of Gautier.

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Combined Statistical Area

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The city is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi metropolitan area and the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Combined Statistical Area.

Mobile, Alabama

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In 1720, the administrative capital of French Louisiana was moved to Biloxi (or Bilocci) from Mobile (or La Mobile).
The capital of La Louisiane was moved in 1720 to Biloxi, leaving Mobile to serve as a regional military and trading center.

Gulfport–Biloxi metropolitan area

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The city is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi metropolitan area and the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Combined Statistical Area.

Biloxi people

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The name of Biloxi in French was Bilocci, a transliteration of the term for the local Native American tribe in their language.
When first encountered by Europeans in 1699, the Biloxi inhabited an area near the coast of the Gulf of Mexico near what is now the city of Biloxi, Mississippi.

Louisiana (New France)

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In 1699 French colonists formed the first permanent settlement in French Louisiana, at Fort Maurepas, now in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and referred to as "Old Biloxi".
The French first explored it in the 1660s, and a few trading posts were established in the following years; serious attempt at settlement began with the establishment of Fort Maurepas, near modern Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1699.

Biloxi Light

Biloxi Lighthouse
One of Biloxi's best-known features has been the Biloxi Lighthouse.
Biloxi Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Biloxi, Mississippi, adjacent to the Mississippi Sound of the Gulf of Mexico.

Jackson, Mississippi

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Pre-Katrina, Biloxi was the third-largest city in Mississippi, behind Jackson and Gulfport.
Numerous casinos have been developed on riverboats, mostly in Mississippi Delta towns such as Tunica Resorts, Greenville, and Vicksburg, as well as Biloxi on the Gulf Coast.

Mississippi Gulf Coast

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(It is one of two surviving lighthouses on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, which at one time had twelve.
Cities in the new Metropolitan Statistical Area include the original French settlements in Biloxi and Ocean Springs, as well as Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Diamondhead, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, D'Iberville, Gautier, Pascagoula, and Moss Point.

County seat

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Biloxi is a city and one of two county seats of Harrison County, Mississippi, United States (the other seat being the adjoining city of Gulfport).
An example is Harrison County, Mississippi, which lists both Biloxi and Gulfport as county seats.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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Post-Katrina, the population of Biloxi decreased, and it became the fifth-largest city in the state, being surpassed by Hattiesburg and Southaven.
Hattiesburg is 74 mi north of Biloxi and 90 mi southeast of Jackson, the state capital.

Gulf of Mexico

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The beachfront of Biloxi lies directly on the Mississippi Sound, with barrier islands scattered off the coast and into the Gulf of Mexico.

French and Indian War

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In 1763, following Britain's victory in the Seven Years' War/French and Indian War, France had to cede their colonies east of the Mississippi River, except for New Orleans, to Great Britain, as part of the Treaty of Paris.
Fewer lived in New Orleans; Biloxi, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; and small settlements in the Illinois Country, hugging the east side of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

Biloxi wade-ins

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Mason reacted by leading a series of protests, known as the Biloxi Wade-Ins.
The Biloxi wade-ins refers to three protests that were conducted by local African Americans on the beaches of Biloxi, Mississippi between 1959 and 1963, during the civil rights movement.

Beau Rivage (Mississippi)

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The more famous casino complexes were the Beau Rivage casino resort, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Casino Magic, Grand Casino, Isle of Capri Casino Resort Biloxi, Boomtown Casino, President Casino Broadwater Resort, and Imperial Palace.
Beau Rivage is a waterfront casino resort in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.

Hurricane Katrina

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Pre-Katrina, Biloxi was the third-largest city in Mississippi, behind Jackson and Gulfport.
Biloxi, on a peninsula between the Back Bay and the coast, was particularly hard hit, especially the low-lying Point Cadet area.

A. J. Holloway

A.J. Holloway
Commenting on the power of the storm and the damage, Mayor A. J. Holloway said, "This is our tsunami."
1939 – June 5, 2018) was an American politician, who served as Mayor of Biloxi, Mississippi, from 1993 to 2015.

Edgewater Mall

Edgewater Mall was built in 1963.
Edgewater Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Gilbert R. Mason

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Gilbert R. Mason, a black physician in Biloxi, went swimming at a local beach with seven black friends.
Gilbert R. Mason Sr. (October 7, 1928 – July 8, 2006), was a physician who was a family practitioner and civil rights leader in Biloxi, Mississippi.

President Casino Broadwater Resort

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The more famous casino complexes were the Beau Rivage casino resort, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Casino Magic, Grand Casino, Isle of Capri Casino Resort Biloxi, Boomtown Casino, President Casino Broadwater Resort, and Imperial Palace. At the time, open, if technically illegal, gambling took place in a casino within the Broadwater Beach Resort.
The President Casino Broadwater Resort was a combined casino and resort that was located in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Louisiana

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In modern times it is called La Louisiane française to distinguish it from the modern state of Louisiana.
The first permanent settlement, Fort Maurepas (at what is now Ocean Springs, Mississippi, near Biloxi), was founded in 1699 by Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, a French military officer from Canada.