Natchez Trace Parkway Road Trip


| 12/12/2014 11:09:00 AM



Rosedale GardenI haven’t been south on the Natchez Trace Parkway past Tupelo Mississippi so I decided to get that off of my bucket list during the fall foliage season with a two-day trip down to Natchez. The Trace runs from Nashville, Tennessee, to Natchez, Mississippi. I had won a prize in the Natchez Trace Bed and Breakfast Association fall foliage contest last year and meant to use it during the azalea season, but a case of RMSF halted most activities. When I mentioned that I was planning a photography trip to my co-worker Grace, she said that I wasn’t going without her.

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We started out at 6 a.m. on a Monday morning and pulled off of just about every pull off. We saw the sun come up over the Pharr Mounds, but the fog was so thick, I couldn’t get a good photograph.

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One stop was along the part of the old Trace where we found the graves of 13 unknown Confederate soldiers who died while returning from the battle of Shiloh. They were buried along the Trace where they fell. Each has a marker with the name Unknown Confederate Soldier, a stark reminder of the suffering our nation went through.