French Camp Pioneer Day

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French Camp Pioneer Day

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Local artisan, Susan Donald, demonstrates mosaic work. Susan is also the potter at French Camp Academy’s Children of God Pottery Studio.

The whole family will find plenty of fun things to do and see on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Pioneer Day in French Camp, MS. Activities start at 9:00 and wrap up around 4:00. Admission to the festival is free.

You can step back in time as you wander through the Natchez Trace Historic District, where the air will be filled with invigorating sounds of music and tantalizing aromas of food. Artisans, showcasing their crafts will welcome you to watch, or maybe try your hand, at pottery, chair caning, wood carving, quilting, basket weaving, and more.

The Log Cabin Gift Shop will be stocked with Children of God pottery and beautiful handcrafts by local artisans. The Council House Café will serve up their famous sandwiches and desserts. (Proceeds are used to support FCA students.)

French Camp, MS, is located at the crossroads of MS Highway 413 and the Natchez Trace Parkway, about halfway between Jackson and Tupelo.

For updates on Pioneer Day, visit our website www.frenchcamp.org/historic. If you are interested in being a vendor or demonstrator, call Brittany Henderson at 662-547-6482.

Casa Grande

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Casa Grande

Casa Grande
Casa Grande

Proud to provide you with superior service with 10 years experience in Mexican dining, Casa Grande Mexican Restaurant offers a festive real Mexican atmosphere, an outstanding menu array of fresh foods, bar, and is family friendly. From start to finish, you’re sure to enjoy exceptional fajitas, pollo delicia and many more. Relax in style and enjoy a cozy setting with all of your favorite people at Casa Grande Mexican Restaurant.  Located 196 Perkins Plaza, Hohenwald.  Call 931-796-1670.

Buffalo Canoeing & Campground

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Buffalo Canoeing & Campground

Buffalo River
Buffalo River

With traditional Christian values and an alcohol free campground, if your church group, youth group, Scout troop or other organization is interested in a safe, family oriented location to experience the joys of canoeing and camping the Buffalo River, then Buffalo Canoeing & Campground is the place for you.  Offering canoeing, kayaking and tubing adventures on the Class I and Class II river.

The campground is located at the end of a hidden valley, bordered on one side by the beautiful Buffalo River, and along the other side flows a quiet stream that children love to play in.  Each campsite is on the river, in shade with tables, charcoal grills and firepits.

Facilities for groups from 2 to 200.  A bathhouse with restrooms and hot showers and a small camp store with snacks, drinks, ice and firewood for sale.  We support and practice “Leave No Trace” wilderness ethics.

Contact us at 931-796-2211 or www.buffalocanoeingofhohenwald.com.

 

River Rat Grill

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River Rat Grill

River Rat Grill
Great dining with chicken, spaghetti, steaks, and a lunch buffet. Open Thursday thru Tuesday 11 am until midnight. Located at 35 N. Maple St. Call 931-796-4330.

New Bed & Breakfast along the Natchez Trace Parkway: Kickstand Cottage

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New Bed & Breakfast along the Natchez Trace Parkway: Kickstand Cottage

Summertime is officially here, and there isn’t a better time to get out and enjoy the Natchez Trace Parkway! If you’re setting your sights on the numerous opportunities for recreation along one of the country’s greatest scenic byways, you’ll be sure to have fun no matter how you choose to spend your day. However, when the sun sinks down below the oaks and pines, even the most intrepid of travelers will probably start to wonder where they can find some well-deserved rest.
Summer on the Natchez Trace Parkway
Summer on the Natchez Trace Parkway
Luckily, not too much has changed on the Trace during the last few hundred years. Just like the traders and woodsmen of days past, the modern traveler can find a cozy bed and great food at a wealth of local bed and breakfasts scattered along the trail.
Kickstand Cottage in Baldwyn, MS
Kickstand Cottage in Baldwyn, MS
The newest of those retreats is the Kickstand Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Baldwyn, MS. Located near Tupelo, the small B&B is a family-friendly operation which welcomes all guests, but offers special amenities which may prove extra useful to those traveling by bicycle or motorcycle. Particularly for those peddling down the Natchez Trace, Kickstand Cottage offers a shuttle service to and from the Trace, along with safe and secure overnight storage of bicycles and gear. You can find more information about offers and amenities HERE.
An evening around the campfire is a perfect way to wind down a day on the Trace.
An evening around the campfire is a perfect way to wind down a day on the Trace.
If you’re looking for quiet place to recharge along the Trace, Kickstand Cottage will fit the bill. The B&B is only fifteen minutes from Tupelo, MS and four miles from the Natchez Trace itself. Still, it is just enough off the beaten path to insure that you’ll enjoy a quiet evening around the fire pit and the farm-fresh breakfast awaiting you in the morning. So next time you go adventuring along the Trace, be sure to check out the byway’s newest B&B, the Kickstand Cottage in Baldwyn, MS.
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Battle of Iuka

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Battle of Iuka

September 19, 1862

As part of a larger Confederate offensive move into Kentucky, Confederate General Braxton Bragg ordered Major General Sterling Price, former governor of Missouri and victor of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, to march into Iuka to prevent Union Major General William S. Rosecrans from moving into Tennessee to reinforce a Union garrison at Nashville, thus potentially threatening Bragg’s forces.

Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant, commanding the Army of the Tennessee, feared that Price was moving to reinforce Bragg’s forces in Kentucky. Grant devised a plan to catch Price’s forces in a pincher movement in Iuka. Grant ordered Major General E. O. C. Ord to advance on Iuka from the west. Rosecran’s forces were to advance on Iuka from the southwest and make a coordinated attack on Price. Ord arrived on time but Rosecrans was delayed. Grant ordered Ord to await the sound of fighting between Rosecrans and Price before engaging the Confederates. Rosecrans arrived about mid-afternoon atop a ridge near Iuka and immediately engaged the Confederates.

Price posted two divisions north of Iuka to oppose Ord and was surprised by Rosecrans’ sudden appearance in his rear. The Confederates launched an attack and captured a six-gun Union battery while Rosecrans attacked from atop the ridge. Price reported that he had “never seen such fighting.” The battle raged even after darkness fell.

The Battle of Iuka was one of the bloodiest battles up to that time, with Union casualities of 782 out of a force of 4,500 and Confederate casualities of 1,516 out of a force of 3,200. Confederate Brigadier General Henry Little was also killed in action at the Battle of Iuka. Remarkably, neither Ord nor Grant heard the sounds of the battle due to what is known as “acoustic shadow.” Price’s army was able to escape during the night to join Major General Earl Van Dorn at Ripley. Union forces occupied Iuka and mounted an unsuccessful pursuit of Price.

Union forces carried the day but failed to capture or destroy Price’s forces. Price and Van Dorn in October 1862 launched an assault on Corinth which also resulted in a Union victory.

Glenrock Branch

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Glenrock Branch

Glenrock Branch along the Natchez Trace Parkway is located at milepost 364.5. It’s only a short walk down a trail to the creek and limestone bluff.

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Harvest Festival: French Camp, MS

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Harvest Festival: French Camp, MS

French Camp Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 12, 2013.  French Camp, MS.  Features a grand auction of homegrown and handcrafted items beginning at 9:30 AM in the French Camp Academy gymnasium. Quilts, pottery, woodcrafts, produce, artwork, and jewelry are some of the items for auction.  The Country Store features more of the same already priced. Concessions are available. At noon the auction stops for dinner on the grounds behind the FCA dining hall, and resumes at 1:00.

The Natchez Trace Historic District will feature craft demonstrators, musicians, and concessions, also.

French Camp is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 181, the intersection with MS Hwy 413.For more information visit www.frenchcamp.org or call (662) 547-6482.

 

Much To Do at French Camp Harvest Festival
Much To Do at French Camp Harvest Festival

Redbud Springs Park

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Redbud Springs Park

Located on the original Natchez Trace, this park was created during America’s Bicentennial year, 1976.  Several points of interest in the park: dirt mound with dirt taken from Krakow, Poland, Daughters of the American Revolution marker, and statue of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko. 

Statue unflawedEnjoy a quite morning or afternoon at this park while watching the gazing pools and taking a look back in history.

Oprah Winfrey Road

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Oprah Winfrey Road

Oprah Winfrey Road runs North of Highway 12 past Oprah’s first church, her family cemetery and the site of her birthplace.  Drive by only.

Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center

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Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center

c. 1899. A 100-year-old structure (formerly a Presbyterian church) built in Romanesque Revival style with stunning stained glass windows.  The building also incorporates a Delta Gamma room with portraits of the founders.  By appointment. 662.289.1226.

Kosciusko Museum and Visitors Center

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Kosciusko Museum and Visitors Center

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Spend some time browsing displays of local events, historic sites and interesting people of Kosciusko.  Enjoy art exhibits by local artisans.

Includes a display of Tadeusz Kosicuszko, a Polish freedom fighter, local artisans, local celebrities and much more.  Browse the museum while talking with our volunteer staff.  Daily 9 a.m – 4 p.m.

 

Natchez Trace Pkwy., milepost 159.9
Kosciusko, MS

662.289.2981

http://www.kadcorp.org

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Kosciusko Historic District

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Kosciusko Historic District

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The history value of Kosciusko can be found either by foot or by automobile.  Twenty-five historic structures included on tour.  Our Historic District also has shopping, dining and overnight accommodations.  All this surrounds the Attala County Courthouse , over 100 years old, and our beautiful Court Square.

Kosciusko City Cemetery

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Kosciusko City Cemetery

Late-19th-Century markers.  Self-guided tour. Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Four Mile Market RV and Tent Camping

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Four Mile Market RV and Tent Camping

Four Mile Market RV and Tent Camping

1609 Chisholm Road

Cypress Inn

Just off the Natchez Trace at Mile Marker 351 (Hwy 13) Phone 931 724-5320

Weezie’s Deli

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Weezie’s Deli

Deli sandwiches, fresh salads

The Stable’s

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The Stable’s

Neon Pig

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Neon Pig

Food bar featuring salad, sandwiches, lettuce wraps, daily specials and dessert. Originally started as a chef’s market, the Neon Pig is taking all the fresh produce, meat and delicacies they sell and whipping them into the best menu combinations in town. Love those strangely exotic pickles on your chicken bun – they will sell them to you. Try out the wickles, sweet drass dairy and Benton’s Bacon on your trip to the Neon Pig.