"The Antebellum Charm of Natchez, Mississippi" Top 5 Page for this destination Natchez by VeronicaG
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For almost 300 years, Natchez has been welcoming visitors to its historic streets. Being the oldest town along the Mississippi River, it offers a charming collection of restored antebellum homes. Homes we toured recently at the Natchez Pilgrimage, an annual event which allows the public to see many of the town's architectural gems.
The last Native Americans to inhabit this prime southwestern stretch of the Mississippi River were the Natchez. Evidence of other ancient people can be seen in the immense mounds of earth created as burial grounds along the Natchez Trace, an early travelers route. These were constructed by the Moundbuilders. There was also a Spanish and British presence in the early development of the town.
When cotton was King, many of the town's citizens made a living from this form of trade--a very good living. The prominent in society built lavish homes filled with Italian marble, crystal and Sevres China.
There are many bed and breakfasts located throughout Natchez, each one more beautiful than the next. Some B&B's are former plantation homes, others are comfortable town homes--each offering something lovely to behold...antique furnishings, pleasant courtyards or colorful pasts.
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