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George McBride retires with 49 years of service

“After 49 years of service on the Natchez Trace Parkway, George McBride retires, and the Parkway loses a wealth of institutional knowledge,” stated Chief of Maintenance Barry Boyd. “For years, George’s goal was to retire with 50 years of service, but an opportunity that was just too good to pass up came George’s way, and he decided to leave us ...

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Natchez Trace Parkway Employees Receive Safety, Health, and Wellness Recognition

Twenty-one Natchez Trace Parkway employees recently received Award Coins from the Parkway’s Safety, Health, and Wellness Committee in recognition for providing visitor assistance, improving ATV/UTV safety plans, demonstrating the proper use of a chainsaw brake, adding shade canopies to riding mowers, reporting unsafe work conditions on and off duty, promoting a safe environment, and consistently demonstrating safety leadership. Recognized were, ...

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Natchez Trace Parkway employee receives award

Lana Lollar, budget analyst for the Natchez Trace Parkway, recently received the Department of the Interior’s prestigious Superior Service Award. Lollar received the award for the contributions she made to the department through her service to the National Park Service. She has been budget analyst since 1988, and she assists National Park Service Southeast Regional Office and other parks with year-end ...

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Number of visitors to Natchez Trace makes big jump

TUPELO — The Natchez Trace Parkway saw a significant jump in the number of visitors last month compared to September 2013. Last month, 728,172 visitors used the Natchez Trace, compared to 534,955 in September 2013. This broke a four-month stretch of monthly declines. Year-to-date, the Trace has entertained 4,675,984 visitors compared to 4,482,480 in 2013.These numbers continue to put the ...

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Natchez Trace Parkway recognizes workers

The Natchez Trace Parkway recognized the contributions of long-time seasonal employees to the operation of the Parkway. Seasonal employees join the National Park Service’s workforce during the busiest time of the year to augment the efforts of permanent employees. Award-winning seasonal employees include: Thomas Miller (six seasons); Christopher Ellington (six seasons); Johnny Fowler (six seasons); James Gloss (six seasons); Amy ...

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Natchez Trace sees drop in visitors in August; year-to-date numbers flat

TUPELO — The number of visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway so far this year is essentially flat compared to 2013, and the Trace saw a significant decrease last month. Superintendent Mary Risser said, “This year, 496,436 people used the Parkway in August, compared to 533,555 who were counted in 2013.” In 2013, the Trace reported 3,947,525 visitors from January-August. ...

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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 Parkway Superintendent Mary Risser, on ...

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Natchez Trace continues to attract more visitors

Seems more and more people are discovering the beauty of a ride along the Natchez Trace. The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in March recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures. This year, 491,577 people used the Parkway in March, compared to 349, 273 who were counted in 2013.” Compared to last year, Parkway visitations were also up in ...

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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 Mississippi. Where else can you ...

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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 period are considered the oldest ...

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