Posts Tagged ‘Natchez Trace Parkway’

Cochran: Land given to city from Trace will boost Natchez

NATCHEZ — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says the citizens of Natchez will benefit from the culmination of a legislative effort he started to convey surplus federal property from the Natchez Trace Parkway to the state of Mississippi. Cochran joined Natchez Mayor Butch Brown and other officials for a signing ceremony at which Natchez Trace […] [...]

Tishomingo Park a corner of Mississippi like no other

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition)   Tishomingo State Park is packed with scenery, history and amenities located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Mississippi’s uppermost corner. It’s known for its natural beauty and features such as large rock formations that are unique in […] [...]

Don’t miss these sites along the Natchez Trace

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition)   PHARR MOUNDS, milepost 286.7, are a prehistoric Native American site built between 1 and 200 AD, making it about 2,000 years old. There are eight mounds on 90 acres. These mounds built by Native Americans during the Middle Woodland […] [...]

Rocky Springs: Walking the Trace in the footsteps of ghosts

 ‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) There is something intriguing about ghost towns, and Rocky Springs in Claiborne County is no exception. The town site off the Natchez Trace Parkway exit at mile marker 54.8 on the southern end of the Parkway is very popular with […] [...]

Natchez Trace sees more visitors despite government shutdown

TUPELO — The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in recreational visits in 2013 despite the government shutdown, the National Park Service reports. More than 6.01 million people used and visited the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2013, which is up from the 5.56 million people on the Parkway in 2012. This made the Natchez Trace […] [...]

NPS releases economic impact study of Natchez Trace

TUPELO — A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2012 shows that 5.6 million recreational visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway spent $125.9 million in the communities surrounding the Park. This spending supported over 1,550 jobs in the local area. The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by Catherine Cullinane Thomas and Christopher Huber, […] [...]

Park Service wants comments on bank stabilization project

TUPELO — The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a wetland and floodplain statement of findings (SOF) that analyzes impacts of a bank stabilization project at Chiwapa Creek (milepost 253, Lee County). The purpose of the project is to remove an island sandbar within the creek that causes water diversion and increased streambank […] [...]

Federal shutdown closes Natchez Trace; road remains open

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Because of the shutdown of the federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service (NPS) has closed all 401 national parks, including the Natchez Trace Parkway. The Parkway motor road remains open, but no government facilities are available. All restrooms, visitor centers, sites, campgrounds, etc. are closed.  Law […] [...]

Lawmakers pass bill transferring Trace land to city, state

WASHINGTON — Congress has approved legislation authorizing the transfer of surplus land within the Natchez Trace Parkway to the City of Natchez for public recreation purposes. The House of Representatives voted 419-1 to approve the Natchez Trace Parkway Conveyance Act of 2013 (S.304), legislation introduced by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and cosponsored by Sen. Roger […] [...]

Kicker: Mississippi Craft Center named one of top 10 in country

Julia Daily, executive director, Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild, has traveled around the country to visit art galleries and craft centers like the one she oversees, the Mississippi Craft Center. She has found that the work of Mississippi artists and craftsmen compares favorably to the best in the nation. “I would place our artisans up against any […] [...]

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