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Natchez Trace(Encyclopedia)Natchez Trace, road, from Natchez, Miss., to Nashville, Tenn., of great commercial and military importance from the 1780s to the 1830s. It grew from a series of Native American trails used in the 18th...
Natchez Trace Parkway(Encyclopedia)Natchez Trace Parkway: see National Parks and Monuments (table).
Natchez(Encyclopedia)Natchez, city (1990 pop. 19,460), seat of Adams co., SW Miss., on bluffs above the Mississippi River; settled 1716, inc. 1803. It is the trade, shipping, and processing center for a soybean, corn, cot...
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail(Encyclopedia)Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail: see National Parks and Monuments (table).
Natchez(Encyclopedia)Natchez nch´z [key], indigenous North American people who lived along St. Catherine's Creek east of the present-day city of Natchez in Mississippi. At the time of contact with the French in 1682,...
Tupelo(Encyclopedia)Tupelo too´pl, tyoo– [key], city (1990 pop. 30,685), seat of Lee co., NE Miss.; founded 1859, inc. 1870. It is the trade, processing, and shipping center for a cotton, grain, dairying, and ...
Lewis, Meriwether(Encyclopedia)Lewis, Meriwether, 1774–1809, American explorer, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition, b. near Charlottesville, Va. He was a captain in the army and served in a number of campaigns a...
Gaines, Edmund Pendleton(Encyclopedia)Gaines, Edmund Pendleton, 1777–1849, U.S. army officer, b. Culpeper co., Va.; brother of George Strother Gaines. He spent his boyhood in Tennessee and at the age of 22 joined the U.S. army. He surve...
Natchez National Historical Park(Encyclopedia)Natchez National Historical Park: see National Parks and Monuments (table).
Gayoso de Lemos, Manuel(Encyclopedia)Gayoso de Lemos, Manuel mänwl´ g´s d l´ms [key], c.1752–1799, governor of Louisiana (1797–99). In 1787 he was appointed governor of the newly organized District of Natchez, under...
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