Natchez, Mississippi – Day 11

March 29, 2013

Note: Mary flew from Baton Rouge Airport, Louisiana on March 12 to her home in California. I’m hoping to get her back with me by mid-April. My current plans are to drift SLOWLY north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England for the Summer. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there! The Mississippi River is rich in history…I expect it to be an interesting passage.

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The motorhome is still parked at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1662 in Natchez, Mississippi.

Natchez remained mostly undamaged from the Civil War. Hence this old city with its narrow and many one-way streets remains a beautiful city. To read about Natchez, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez,_Mississippi

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about two miles to the Historic Natchez Foundation building located at 108 Commerce Street where their motto is…Keeping Natchez the place you can always come home to…

Executive Director Mimi Miller and her able assistant Patricia Catchings graciously allowed me access to their photographic archives. I told them I was particularly interested in that area known as Natchez Under The Hill…along the Mississippi River waterfront.

It was once a den of iniquity and notorious section of Natchez as described in this historical link…
http://www.visitnatchez.com/custom/webpage2.cfm?content=News&id=96&Cat=NatchezUnderTheHill

Several other short stories of what life in Natchez Under The Hill was like can be read by clicking this link…
http://www.visitnatchez.com/custom/webpage2.cfm?content=Articles&cat=NatchezUnderTheHill

Here are some of the photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

The Historic Natchez Foundation building…

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Since all of today’s photos are all my photos of their very old black and white photos…I turned these two T-shirts I saw in a novelty shop into black and white…

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All of the below photos were chosen by me because they either show Natchez Under The Hill or the waters of the Mississippi River as they once were…

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steamboats and under the hill

Under the Hill trolley & Blue Cat

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I just love these precious old black and white photos of days gone forever. Little of the original Natchez Under The Hill remains  today as documented in my second Natchez Blog entry which you can read by clicking this link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-7rN

I’ll explore more of Natchez today.

Enjoying historic places is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Mississippi. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

3 Responses to “Natchez, Mississippi – Day 11”

  1. The black and whites are very interesting. I’m trying to figure out how much of the steep embankment at Natchez in the mid-1800s would have sustained trees and how much would simply have been exposed soil. Do you happen to know?

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