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Portion of National Scenic Trail Closed near Tupelo, MS

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Date: February 13, 2013
Contact: Calvin T. Farmer, 662-680-4014

LEE COUNTY, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway National Scenic Trail section between milepost 265.5, and milepost 264.8 at Old Town Creek will be closed to all trail users beginning February 13, 2013, for a period of two years.The closure is due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project.

Trail sections north of 265.5 from the Beech Springs Road area and south of 264.8 at Old Town Creek will remain open.

Both trail sections will be posted closed for public notice.

The closure is necessary to ensure safety in the use of the trail.The trail is expected to reopen in February 2015, or when construction is completed.The Parkway will provide updates when available.

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Did You Know?

The Tennessee River along the Natchez Trace Parkway

George Colbert operated a stand and ferry to cross the Tennessee River and is rumored to have charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his army across the river.