Phain & I met while working on the Natchez Trace. …
So it's Good, Phain, old age hasn't diminished my memory to much.
My first meeting with the Dept of Interior regarding the Natchez Trace was in February of 1989. I met with the Interpreter, the architect, and the head ranger for organizational purposes.
We started the trail at Carters Creek road April of 1989. for New Years they let me host the first trailride from Carters Creek. Boy, what memories. the trail was completed (27 miles ) Oct 1991.
It would be nice to hear from some other folks about their experiences and memories from those days. I met some of the most wonderful folks in the world riding my horse on the Natchez.
There are some interesting events from that period. Once, I met a very elderly black lady on the trace one day. She told me how her mother had put up and fed Frank James, during his heyday. We talked for a few hours that day, and she left. I never could find her or find anyone that knew of her. Did anyone else ever met her?
I also learned so much history about middle Tenn while working on the trace.
If i had to pick the best, it would be the story behind the Monplier Mansion.