Best Western River Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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... 8217;t on the same level as others that are used for B&B’s or events. Inside was a delightful lady who introduced us to the house and its history. It’s been owned by the same Beltzhoover/Koontz family since it was built in 1849 and "we’ve never thrown anything away". The family was a banking family in Natchez. In about 1934, Mrs. Beltzhoover, (or was it Mrs. Koontz?) was president of the Natchez Garden Club ...
Today started bright and sunny. Temps promise to be in the low 80s, but with rain and thunderstorms forecast for this evening.
Our house tour for today is The Towers, named for the towers it once had. It was built in 1798 with additions in 1826 and 1858. The house had Italianate wings with 3 floors. The family had a fire in one tower in the 1930's (teenager sneaking a smoke in her roomL) and destroyed the third floor of ...
... him get started. The family has the letter framed in the parlor. It was written by Millard Fillmore who later became US President.
Interesting note: The docents were very proud of two art pieces created by one of the past owners. They are 3-dimensional wax paintings, one of flowers and one of fruit. They were shipped to the World Expo in Chicago at the turn of the century and won prizes.
... and signs which explain the Trace and things that happened along it.
The Natchez Trace is, historically, an old Indian trading path which was used by white traders in the 1700’s and 1800’s. Businessmen (aka traders) from the north would float their wares down the Mississippi River to Natchez or New Orleans. There they would sell them, deconstruct their boat/barge, sell the wood and ...
... of the Indian and the black man. The evidence of their humiliation and dispensability can be seen on the high grounds of Natchez. An entire district of antebellum mansions built by rich white folks using slave labour. Today, these monuments to misery are used as respectable bed & breakfast establishments, museums of awe, restaurants serving high tea, others still are privately owned, and it is all a source of civic pride. Even the historical ...