Hampton Inn Tupelo
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- Continental Breakfast
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Swimming pool
- Microwave in room
- High-speed internet in room (free)
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... which closely followed the old Trace along its entire length, known as the Natchez Trace Parkway. Commercial vehicles are excluded so its main use is for people wanting to enjoy the National Park, but makes a nice way to travel, and we joined just after Tupelo. We made a couple of stops on the way the longest being at the Tishimingo State Park, which is a large forest park with some basic camping and log cabins, and ...
I arrived in Tupelo the night of May 15th and stayed overnight, making my way into town the next morning to see the smallest preserved battlefield of the Civil War: less than an acre in the middle of the town with a couple of graves, a couple of informational placards, a monument, and a couple of cannons. But it was enough that I was able to learn a lot about the battle, even if it was basically impossible to visualize the terrain with roads and buildings all across the old ...
... ago up until the 1820s. They also explained how the Daughters of the American Revolution of Natchez started a movement to save the Natchez Trace and build the parkway.
Interesting note: In the early 1800s, farmers and merchants took their goods from Ohio and Kentucky down river on flat boats to sell. They sold the wood in the boats and walked back home. Travel on the Trace died out in the 1820s with the invention of the steam ...
... on horse or foot.....how easy it was for outlaws to hide.
Because it was getting dark and there were no lights along the parkway, we ducked off at mile 203, drove through Starkville and headed to Rte 45 which would take us into Tupelo. A gift certificate was burning a hole in my wallet, so we used it at Outback for dinner. Not very original, but it was tasty. Our night's stay was at a Hampton Inn.
... One of the employees generously shared his time with us, including the story of the guitar purchase, and invited us to stand on the very spot where Elvis first strummed that guitar! It may seem a small thing, but his enthusiasm made it seem mighty special!
- Lee County Courthouse, where Elvis performed his first live radio ...