Scenic USA - Tennessee
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka|
Connecting Tennessee's Nashville and Mississippi's Natchez, the Natchez Trace Parkway is recognized as both a national park and a national scenic byway. Well worn over the years by Native Americans and early settlers, the trail saw its most heaviest use during the late 1700s by Ohio River Valley boatmen. After delivering goods in the south, the return trip home against the heavy current on the Mississippi without powered vessels was nearly impossible. The easiest route home was overland following the Natchez Trace. When the steamboat was fully developed in the early 1800s, the dangerous trip on the Trace was quickly abandoned.
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