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... and living on the outskirts made going anywhere a stressful stop and go motorcycle ride with people switching lanes all around. So I tended to limit the amount of time I went downtown. Also because of money, but that's another story. But Austin is also a city that has a lot of nature and a lot of music which are 2 of my loves. Austin has the greatest natural swimming holes and springs that I have ever been to. Barton springs, San Marcus ...
... Locust Stand" - one of the historic Inns built along the Trace to house travelers on their journeys. Kerry and I were reading "The Devil's Backbone" - a book telling about the history of the Trace- which in the early days was a highway for settlers and for merchants. Before the time of steamboats, which could travel upriver, the merchants would send flatboats down the Mississippi, laden with goods. These would be sold in Natchez or New Orleans, and the now ...
... of Natchez.
After breakfast, we headed to the Natchez City Cemetery to search for grave sites- we found some people from the same diary- Elizabeth Rose's brother and sister-in-law- R.P. and Mathilda Miller, as well as some neighbors of Mary Anna's- the Waltons and the Jacksons. We also found the tomb of General Zebulon York. This is a huge cemetery and the tombs were hard to find- a ...
... highlight of our trip.
After touring the cotton plantation we headed back to Vidalia to the courthouse. The county clerk showed us to the vault in the basement and invited us to search for whatever records we needed. Here were hundreds of years of original documents! Amazing! We looked through the old records and came up with the marriage certificate for Elizabeth Rose's daughter, Mary Anna, and her husband ...
After our morning demi-tasse and breakfast, we said goodbye to The Cottage Plantation and had a Sunday drive. We spent a little more time in the historic town of Saint Francisville, which was the capital of the short-lived Republic of West Florida - formed in 1810 after the planters of the West Florida Parishes defeated the Spanish and before the U.S. government stepped in to annex the area as a part of Louisiana. A monument stands to ...