Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Natchez Trace

Edith Wyatt Moore, Natchez historian and officer of the Natchez Trace Association, was recognized for her civic service January 2, 1935 in promoting the Natchez Trace.  Mrs. Moore presented at a congressional committee hearing regarding the development of the Natchez … Continue reading

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On the Bluff: The Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Depot

In 1907, Brookhaven, Natchez, Vicksburg, and Grenada were all desirous of new depots to accommodate railway travelers on the Illinois Central/Yazoo & Mississippi lines. Mr. W. L. Smith, of Memphis, general agent of the Illinois Central…stated that the depot matters … Continue reading

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Forks of the Road Historical Site

While the first black slaves were brought to the Natchez area by the French around 1720, it did not take long for the business of trading in the buying and selling of human beings to expand.  By 1810, more than … Continue reading

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The Rhythm Night Club Fire

Many may know about the Rhythm Night Club fire in 1940 that claimed the lives of some 200+ (accounts vary widely of the number who died and number present) African Americans gathered for a show by the Walter Barnes Orchestra … Continue reading

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