Natchez Trace Parkway
This parkway, a unit of the National Park System, commemorates the Natchez Trace (1800-1820)
Along the parkway there are historical structures, Indian mounds, roadside exhibits, nature and history trails, and museums which help illustrate the history of the Trace. The Old Natchez Trace - worn by a century and a half of traffic, the Old Natchez Trace is now a sunken tree-lined road in places 30' deep. Mount Locus - From the original three rooms, this house grew with the family and region, and by 1836 was the "Big House" of a medium-sized plantation. The High Bluff is a deposit of loess, windblown topsoil, through which the Old Natchez Trace cuts deeply in many places. Emerald Mound is the second largest temple mound in the United States. It was erected by predecessors of the Natchez Indians between 1300 and 1600 A.D. (source: roadside sign)
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Just another picture of the...
Just another picture of the Natchez Trace. It is beautiful drive in fall. Here Native Americans walked with Kentucks, and River Men for hundreds of years. I walked this too several times, got a lot of sticky mud on the bottom of my shoes too.
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