Natchez Trace: A Road Through the Wilderness

How would you like to travel along one of the oldest roads in the world? Take two minutes a day and join Eddie and Frank Thomas (authors of the award winning Natchez Trace: a Road Through the Wilderness) as they walk you along a 444 mile journey up the Natchez Trace Parkway. Inspire your weekdays, peek at the beauty of nature, and gather gems of insight as you come to treasure your journey along one of the oldest roads in the world: the Natchez Trace.

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"How would you like to travel along one of the oldest roads in the world?  "It's a long journey -- a journey that reaches back in geologic time where you'll see hundreds of thousands of years of activ...
March 1, 2021
"Thomas Jefferson Busby, a Congressman from the state of Mississippi during the Great Depression, introduced a bill on February 15, 1934 calling for a survey of the historic old Indian trail, the Natc...
March 2, 2021
"The Natchez Trace's Historical significance to the United States comes from the fact that in 1801 president Thomas Jefferson decided the old Indian trail from Nashville to Natchez should become a nat...
March 3, 2021
"8,000 BC, the beginning of the Archaic Period, was marked by men having improved hunting techniques, and fish in their diets and the beginnings of agriculture. The Archaic period lasted about 7,000 y...
March 4, 2021
"By the time the first Europeans made contact in this region the Mississippian Culture was already fading. The Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto made a three year journey through the region with his a...
March 5, 2021
"D'Iberville reinforced the French claim upon the Mississippi River valley in 1699 by landing along the Gulf Coast and trading with the Natchez Indians. D'Iberville came with his younger brother, Bien...
March 8, 2021
"After the French and the Choctaw annihilated the Natchez Indians tribe, the few remaining Natchez joined their friends, the Chickasaw. "The Chickasaw threatened communications between the French sett...
March 9, 2021
"In the 1763 Treaty of Paris the British got French lands east of the Mississippi. They called the Natchez Trace "The Path to the Choctaw Nation." The Second Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolut...
March 10, 2021
"The Natchez Trace's historical significance to the United States, comes from the fact that in 1801, President Thomas Jefferson decided this 450 mile long section of the old Indian trail from Nashvill...
March 11, 2021
"After 1812 steamboats began to travel up stream against the mighty Mississippi at a speed of 3 miles an hour, and by 1816 powerful steamboats were traveling against the river currents as far north as...
March 12, 2021

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