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NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY PREPARES FOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE’S SECOND CENTURY

HEADQUARTERS, TUPELO, MS: “The National Park Service will celebrate the beginning of its second century on August 28, 2016,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “To prepare for the celebration, staff members spent a week landscaping around the visitor center and headquarters … Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway – FY2015 Prescribed Fire Schedule

TN, AL, and MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway released its prescribed fire (controlled burning) schedule for 2014-2015. From December 2014 through September 2015, prescribed fire operations will be conducted at various locations along the Parkway. Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway – Controlled Burn Madison County, MS

Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway plans to conduct two prescribed fires (controlled burns) in Madison County, MS on December 10 and 11, 2014. Continue reading

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November Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway is Released

The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a significant increase in November recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 747,606 people used the Parkway in November compared to 505,759 who were counted in 2013.” Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Ridgeland Information Cabin Restroom Closure

Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that the restroom located at the Ridgeland Information Cabin, at milepost 102.4, is closed until further notice. Continue reading

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October Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway is Released

“The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a significant increase in October recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 747,606 people used the Parkway in October compared to 546,421 who were counted in 2013.” 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, December 6, 2014, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

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, November 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

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Shirley Scott as the Volunteer of the Year

The Natchez Trace Parkway awarded the annual “Steve Ritter Volunteer of the Year Award” to Tupelo-area volunteer Shirley Scott on Friday, October 17, 2014. Continue reading

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Tupelo – Mississippi Longtime Governor John Marshall Stone to Make Re-Election Speech

Dr. Ben Earl Kitchens, MD, as Governor John Marshall Stone, will be in Tupelo from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area (MHNHA) Exhibit Center located at 398 E. Main Street. As Governor Stone, he will announce his 1889 plea for re-election to his third term as governor. Continue reading

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1st Annual Christmas Tour Hohenwald Historic District

Lewis County Historical Society in Hohenwald, Tennessee, is organizing the 1st Annual Christmas Tour of Hohenwald’s Historic District, on Saturday, December 6. Continue reading

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September Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway is Released

The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a significant increase in September recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. Continue reading

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Youth Rehab Tennessee Trails

A crew of 16 Southwest Conservation Corp (SCC) crews came from across the country to work on the National Scenic Trail at the Natchez Trace Parkway this fall. Most crew members reside in Tucson, AZ, and other parts of the country. 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, November 1, 2014, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

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, October 25, 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

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Natchez Trace Parkway Controlled Burning Scheduled

O, MS: Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway is planning to conduct two prescribed fires (controlled burns) in Lee County, MS between October 8 and October 10. Continue reading

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Florence/Lauderdale Tourism & Visitor Center Hosting Two Public Events

The new Florence/Lauderdale Tourism & Visitor Center in McFarland Park will host two events in October which are free and open to the public. Continue reading

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Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway is planning to conduct a prescribed fire (controlled burn) in Tishomingo County, MS between September 24 and September 26. Continue reading

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