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As part of our route from River Ridge to Vicksburg, we drove on the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez to Port Gibson. The parkway is a scenic modern highway that more or less follows the path of an ancient footpath that was used in the first two decades of the Nineteenth Century as a major highway for foot and horseback travelers between Natchez and Nashville. We visited Locust Grove, a family home that served as a “stand” or inn for travelers. It’s one of only two remaining stands. We visited Grinder’s Inn near Nashville on our ramble four years ago.

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