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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 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
Natchez Trace Parkway to Celebrate 75 Years with Music, Memories, and Fun
Posted on May 3rd, 2013
TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway will celebrate 75 years as a national park on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The free, family-oriented event will feature live music, dozens of exhibitors and historical personas, dignitaries, children’s activities, classic cars and much more. Festivities will be held at the Parkway Visitor Center, located just north of Tupelo on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 266. Continue reading
Parkway Information Cabin closed for Exhibit Installation
Posted on May 1st, 2013
Ridgeland, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway will close the Parkway Information Cabin Wednesday, May 1 through Friday, May 3, 2013. A National Scenic Byways grant permitted the design and construction of new exhibits; during installation the building will be … Continue reading