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Contact: Emily Smithey, (662)680-4027
TUPELO, MS - The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to "River Crossing: Design a Ferry," a special Junior Ranger program held at the Parkway visitors center on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10:00 am. How did travelers on the Old Natchez Trace - settlers, armies, and their livestock - cross wide rivers before bridges were built? Join a park ranger for this 45-minute hands-on program to discover how ferries operated and how essential they were to 18th century travelers along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Following the program, get creative and design your own ferry. This program is free and ideal for children seven to 12 years old, but everyone is welcome.
The Parkway Visitor Center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, please call (800) 305-7417.
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