Natchez Trace Parkway Seeks Memories of Former Employees for 75th Anniversary Celebration

TUPELO, MS: In celebration of the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, former Parkway employees and others who helped build the Parkway are invited to help preserve its history by sharing their memories.

“We want to preserve the history of the Parkway itself—and the people who built it are the ones who wrote that history,” said Terry Wildy, Chief of Interpretation and Partnerships. “If you or one of your family members had a part in its construction, we would love to hear the stories you have to tell.”

Individuals are asked to submit memories in any format they would like, including written recollections, videotaped interviews, or photographs. The Parkway will use these items for public education. Selected items received by April 1, 2013, will be on display during the Parkway’s 75th anniversary celebration on May 18, 2013.

Submissions may be dropped off at the Parkway Visitor Center at milepost 266 on the Parkway, near Tupelo, MS, or mailed to: Natchez Trace Parkway, ATTN: Kristen Maxfield, 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804. Individuals may also contact Kristen Maxfield at 662-680-4048 for other options.

The Natchez Trace Parkway was established as a unit of the National Park Service on May 18, 1938. For more information, please call 800-305-7417 or visit

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