Devereaux Shields House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... main project. We built 2.5 miles of long lasting trail that will hopefully turn into a 40 mile trail system in the future. Outside of work, this year will be one to remember as well. I had a couple motorcycle trips around Texas and one to Arkansas. Mostly though I lived in a 3 bedroom apartment with 7 people on the outskirts of Austin Texas. I had a love hate relationship with Austin during my year here. Austin Is a city that to me seems way ...
... enjoyable and informative commentary as his horse, Will, pulled the surrey through the streets of town at a relaxed pace. We got to see many historic homes, including the home of Captain Thomas Leathers, the riverboat captain, and William Johnson, a prosperous black freeman (who owned slaves) and barber.
After our tour we took a drive up the Natchez Trace to see the "Emerald Mound" - one of the largest Indian mounds in North America. We also stopped ...
... the Conner family for six generations, bought by Jane Conner in 1849- a widow with 13 children! It survived! I was interested in staying here as the Conners are mentioned in a reconstruction diary I have been reading. Mrs. Feltus, the current owner, is very gracious. The home has been lovingly preserved with federal period antiques, and has 6 acres of lovely gardens surrounding it in a ...
... about how cotton was processed- how the seeds are removed, and how the early cotton gins worked. Frogmore is still a working cotton plantation and still gins cotton for the local farms. We found out about cotton products- including that CRISCO was made with cotton seed oil. The owner and tour guide were friendly and helpful and the owner guided us to some resources for our local genealogy as well- one turned out to ...
... the river. We had a great view of "Natchez Under the Hill" and the riverboat themed casino, with the city of Natchez on the hill behind it.
To our surprise, the Great Mississippi Balloon Race, held that weekend, was in the midst of its finale. We watched as the last hot air balloons rose from the city and drifted slowly away. The sun set, the bridge lit up, and we watched from our beautiful vantage point. Quite an end to the day!