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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.
Glitz and Glam
Posted on March 8th, 2014
The third annual Glitz and Glam, a jewelry and accessories show, is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014, and will be held indoors at the Lewis County Middle School gymnasium, 310 Park Ave. South, located 3 blocks south of downtown Hohenwald, Tennessee. Continue reading
Natchez Trace Parkway Temporary Single Lane Bridge Closure in Colbert and Lauderdale Counties in Alabama
Posted on March 6th, 2014
CHEROKEE, AL: Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that inspections to the bridge over the Tennessee River near Cherokee, Alabama, will require the closure of one lane on the bridge starting Tuesday, March 11, through Saturday, March 15, 2014. Continue reading
Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway
Posted on March 5th, 2014
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, March 22, 2014. The presentations will show the challenges faced, and creative solutions developed, by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840. Continue reading