Courtesy of C. Cappa Films. www.NatchezTraceProject.com
The Natchez Trace Aerial Tour, Mississippi, courtesy of Chickasaw.tv.
Mysteries of the Old Natchez Trace, courtesy of Chickasaw.tv.
The Evolution of the Natchez Trace, courtesy of Chickasaw.tv.
Chickasaw Support on the Natchez Trace: Native Patriots, courtesy of Chickasaw.tv.
- Spring 1812, The Duck River in Middle Tennessee.
- The frontier of a young nation is a tinder box of mistrust and tension waiting to ignite.
- International tensions with Great Britain heighten over the impressment of American sailors!
- On the Frontier there is a real fear the British are inciting the Indians to open warfare!
- Major General Andrew Jackson Issues the call: “Volunteers to arms! Soon you will be called to the tented fields!”.
- Stem back in time as Gordon’s Ferry takes center stage in the debate whether the nation should go to war.
- Muster on the Natchez Trace: Prelude to the War of 1812.
- On May 26 and 27 experience this pivotal time in history at the Gordon House and Ferry on the Natchez Trace Parkway milepost 407.
- The drums will roll as the troops and citizens assemble.
- Will you enlist in the regular army or the militia?
- Will you join the debate to defend our National Honor? Or will you meekly submit?
- Our Young Country needs your assistance!
- Who will answer?
This special event is free and open to the public. May 26, 9:00 to 5:00 & May 27, 9:00 to 1:30.
Sponsored by: The National Park Service, 7th Us Infantry Living History Association, Natchez Trace Parkway Association, and the Tennessee War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee
Visit Gordon’s Ferry, Muster on the Natchez Trace: Prelude to the War of 1812.
Editor: Joe Erdmann
Photo Credits: Gary Foreman, Dan Hester, Daniel Kimes, Library of Congress, and Tennessee State Museum.
I was looking through YouTube the other day, when I came across some videos showing the uniqueness and beauty of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Since this is pretty much in my backyard, I was interested to see how others view this wonderful 444-mile stretch of roadway from Mississippi through Alabama and onto to Tennessee.
I thought I’d share with you a couple of the videos that show the Natchez Trace Parkway better than most.