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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.
The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association
Posted on August 19th, 2014
TUPELO, MS – 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, September 6, 2014, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading
The Natchez Trace Parkway to Host an Interpretive Display of Prehistoric American Indian Tools
Posted on August 18th, 2014
The Natchez Trace Parkway to Host an Interpretive Display of Prehistoric American Indian Tools Continue reading
Annual Oktober Heritage Festival
Posted on August 17th, 2014
Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Oktober Heritage Festival and 21st Annual Fall Classics Car and Truck Show to take place in the downtown Hohenwald, Tennessee, area October 10-11, 2014. On Friday, the parking lot at the corner … Continue reading