Welcome to Misipi.
Ohhhhh, riiight. The University of Mississippi/Downtown Oxford is full of Confederate pride, sadly, as the residents still don’t get the inherent discrimination built into flying the confederate flag, battle or otherwise.
Parts of Mississippi are beautiful, lush and verdant, and while parts of Mississippi are modern, examples of just how far this state hasn’t recovered from Post-Civil War reconstruction, socially and economically are still evident all over the state.
You forget just how rural/agrarian this state is until you drive through it on the state roads instead of the interstate.