Friday, April 13, 2007

Natchez History

Founded in 1716 high above the mighty Mississippi River, Natchez is the oldest city on the river - and it has the sights to prove it. Natchez has lived under five different flags, and once you see the view of the river it offers, you'll see why so many nations fought for control of the area.

The Natchez Indians first occupied the area, and their mark is evident to this day. Emerald Mound was constructed around 1300 A.D. Covering eight acres, it is the second-largest ceremonial mound in the United States. Many other mounds and the restored Grand Village of the Natchez Indians are great reasons to get out and explore the scenic surroundings of Natchez.

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