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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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Natchez Trace Parkway News Release – Dulcimer Day and Junior Ranger Program

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, August 1, 2015, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading

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Temporary Closure and Travel Advisory for the Yockanookany Section of Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail

A partial closure of the Yockanookany section of the Natchez Trace Scenic Trail will be in effect from July 20, 2015 through July 31, 2015. The temporary closure is needed for repairs to a gas pipeline in this area. Continue reading

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Pioneer Day and Junior Ranger Program

TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer-era crafts and skills at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2015. The presentations will show the challenges faced, and creative … Continue reading

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