Abiquiu, NM

Abiquiu, NM
36.228336 -106.395991

5.07.2015

Natchez Trace

The Natchez Trace, originally created and used by the native americans for centuries, was used by early European and American explorers from the late 1700's into the early 1800's. It connected the Eastern states with the distant Mississippi frontier. The rise of the steamboat diminished the importance of Trace.
Ohio Valley pioneers floated their crops to Nachez or New Orleans in flatboats and returned home afoot or on horseback via the Trace. Swift post riders could carry the mail between Nashville and Natchez in less than 10 days.


Street Atlas missed the Natchez Trace Parkway

Emerald Mound is the second largest Native American Temple Mound in the US. This eight acre mound, constructed from a natural hill, was built and used from about 1300 to 1600 by the Mississippians, ancestors of the Natchez Indians.

Archaeologist's concept of the structure that
crested this hill. 

The mound was built in two stages over a natural occurring hill.


The iconic sunken trace eroded by thousands of travelers.


Might I be walking in the footsteps of
Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett

I will be hanging out at the Vicksburg Elks (32.293998, -90.892205) for a few days. The weather in Texas is nasty and won't clear until Monday. Hard to believe that it is sunny here and 300 miles to the west Texas is being pummeled by rain, hail, and tornadoes.


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