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The Natchez Trace Parkway
The Natchez Trace Parkway leads you 444 miles through three states and 10,000 years of North American history. Established as a unit of the National Park System in 1938 and officially completed in 2005, the Parkway commemorates the most significant highway of the Old Southwest. The natural travel corridor that became the Natchez Trace dates back many centuries. It bisected the traditional homelands of the Natchez, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations. As the United States expanded westward in the late 1700s and early 1800s, growing numbers of travelers tramped the rough trail into a clearly marked path. The ”sunken” sections you can walk along today are clear signs of historic use. In 1801 President Thomas Jefferson designated the Trace a national postal road for the delivery of mail between Nashville and Natchez.
Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Free Junior Ranger Programs, June 2013
Posted on May 21st, 2013
(TUPELO, MS)– The Natchez Trace Parkway will begin Junior Ranger programs at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center on June 1, 2013. The programs will be conducted Saturday morning beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will cover natural and cultural history topics that are related to the Natchez Trace Parkway. Parkway programs are free to the public and are most appropriate for children ages 7-12. Continue reading
The Natchez Trace Parkway PresentsTraditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association
Posted on May 20th, 2013
A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading
Natchez Trace Parkway to Initiate the Public Scoping Process for Little Swan Creek Bridge Replacement
Posted on May 10th, 2013
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on the proposed replacement of the Little Swan Creek Bridge, located at milepost 386.9 in Lewis County, Tennessee. The bridge must be replaced in order to restore the original structural capacity of the bridge, to provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience, and to reduce maintenance requirements and costs. Continue reading