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“Share the Parkway” Campaign Kicks Off

The National Park Service and its partners, the Natchez Trace Parkway Association and Adventure Cycling Association, announce the beginning of a campaign to “Share the Parkway.” The campaign will kick-off with three focus group meetings next week during which participants will discuss specific questions about enhancing user safety on the Parkway. 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, October 4, 2014, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Recognizes Long-Time Seasonal Employees

RIDGELAND, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway recognized the contributions of long-time seasonal employees to the operation of the Parkway. Seasonal employees join the National Park Service’s workforce during the busiest time of the year to augment the efforts of permanent … Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Tupelo, MS: To commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Natchez Trace Parkway will host a living history encampment representing the expedition of Hernando de Soto on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Continue reading

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21st Annual Fall Classics Car & Truck Show

Fall Classics Car & Truck Show

Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce presents the 21st Annual Fall Classics Car and Truck Show which will take place on the courthouse lawn, 110 Park Ave. N., one block north of the downtown Hohenwald, Tennessee, area on October 11, 2014. … Continue reading

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Annual Oktober Heritage Festival

Oktober Heritage Festival

Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Oktober Heritage Festival and 21st Annual Fall Classics Car and Truck Show to take place in the downtown Hohenwald, Tennessee, area October 10-11, 2014. On Friday, the parking lot at the corner … Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Shifts Traffic on Town Creek Bridge Repair Project – Lee County, MS

Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that two-way traffic will be shifted to the southbound lane on the bridge over Town Creek near Tupelo, MS on September 10, 2014. Work continues on the bridge to perform concrete repair, embankment armoring, and painting of the structural steel. The contractor for this project is Sweat, LLC of Pensacola, FL. Work should be completed by late December of 2014. 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, September 27, 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 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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