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Natchez Trace - Origins of the Natchez Trace, Development and Disappearance of the Trace

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A road built by the US army in the early 19th-c to link Nashville, TN, with the then pioneer outpost of Natchez in Mississippi, 725 km/450 mi distant. The road, which follows an earlier American Indian track, was designated a national parkway in 1939.

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