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Natchez Trace Parkway to Show Film Secret Soldier

The Natchez Trace Parkway will present a short film on the fascinating story of Loreta Janeta Valezquez, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans who dressed as a man and fought in the Civil War on behalf of the Confederacy. This 18-minute film will be shown upon request in the Parkway Visitor Center during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15. Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Junior Ranger Program

The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Whose Track is That?” a special Junior Ranger program held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Junior Rangers will look for signs of wildlife, and make a plaster track to take home. Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Debuts New Orientation Film

TUPELO, MS:  The Natchez Trace Parkway debuted a new orientation film on Friday, August 29 at the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, MS.  Funded through the National Scenic Byways Program and produced by Great Divide, Inc., the film showcases the … Continue reading

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New Mississippi History Book Released – Book Signing Scheduled

Dr. Ben Earl Kitchens will autograph books at the Old Tishomingo County Courthouse located at 203 East Quitman Street in Iuka on Friday, August 29th at 6:00 p.m. and again Saturday, August 30th at 10:00 a.m. Continue reading

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Night Hike at the Natchez Trace Parkway

TUPELO, MS: Join a park ranger on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center (milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Tupelo, Mississippi) for a Night Hike. Continue reading

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National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday!

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TUPELO, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service on Monday, August 25th at the Parkway Visitor Center. Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

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

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The Natchez Trace Parkway to Host an Interpretive Display of Prehistoric American Indian Tools

The Natchez Trace Parkway to Host an Interpretive Display of Prehistoric American Indian Tools Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway to Offer Photography Program

TUPELO, MS: To celebrate the 98th anniversary of the National Park Service, the Natchez Trace Parkway will offer an interactive photography program at the Chickasaw Village Site (milepost 261.8 near Tupelo, Mississippi) on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. Continue reading

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

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, August 23, 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 Announces Junior Ranger Program

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Mammal Masquerade” a special Junior Ranger program held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Junior Rangers will unmask the mysteries of mammals on the Natchez Trace Parkway, and make their own animal mask to take home. Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

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, August 2, 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, July 26, 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, July 26, 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 Tourism Creates $138.9 Million in Local Economic Benefits

HEADQUARTERS, TUPELO, MS:  A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 6 million visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2013 spent $138.9 million in communities near the Park.  This spending supported over 1,698 jobs in the local area. … Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Named Best Hiking Destination

TUPELO, MS – For the second year, the Natchez Trace Parkway was named as a category winner for the best hiking destination in Mississippi.  The winners were chosen by a reader survey highlighted in the July/August issue of Mississippi Magazine. As a … Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Welcomes National Park Foundation Transportation Scholar

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway is pleased to welcome Transportation Scholar Joel Barnett.  Now in its 13th year, this program selects emerging transportation professionals to work side-by-side with the National Park Service staff to find solutions that address the growing … Continue reading

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Carol Bradley book signing at The Elephant Sanctuary Welcome Center

Critically-acclaimed author Carol Bradley will visit The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Welcome Center to answer your questions and sign copies of her book, “Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top.” Continue reading

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Shirley’s First 15 Years at The Sanctuary

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This is Shirley’s 15th Summer at The Elephant Sanctuary. At 66 years old, she shows no signs of “acting her age.” Continue reading

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