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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.

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Wildflower Walk at the Natchez Trace Parkway

Join a park ranger for a Wildflower Walk on Saturday, April 4, 2015. This event will take place at 10:00 AM at the Chickasaw Village Site (milepost 261.8 on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Tupelo, Mississippi). Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

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, April 4, 2015, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Seeks Input on Visitor and Community Education Plan

Natchez Trace Parkway staff invites community members to share input on Parkway educational programming, community outreach and education, and informational publications as part of the development of a Long Range Interpretive Plan. Meetings will be held from 10:00 AM to noon at the following locations. Continue reading

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