Archive Oct. 2019

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Oct

More Southern History & Hospitality-Part 1

St. Francisville, Louisiana October 29, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: I had two great days of paddling down the River after I departed from Natchez. Soon after I left Natchez, I departed Mississippi. The rest of my journey will be in Louisiana. On the afternoon of October 28, I set up camp on a sandbar […]

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Oct

Natchez-Part 2

Natchez, Mississippi October 26, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Natchez is the oldest city on the Mississippi River. It was established by the French in 1716 and was named after the Natchez Tribe of Native Americans. Natchez was ceded by the British to the United States after the Revolutionary War under the terms of the […]

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Oct

Pirates Cove-Part 1

Natchez, Mississippi October 24, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: The big storm arrived in Vicksburg as predicted. I departed Vicksburg on October 22 after thanking Jill for the great hospitality she showed me. I also thanked my taxi driver, Leonard, who ferried me all over Vicksburg. My plan was to spend the night with the […]

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Oct

Vicksburg-Part 2

Vicksburg, Mississippi October 20, 2019Dear Family & Friends: In the Civil War, one of the Union military strategies was to take control of the entire Mississippi River, thus splitting the Confederacy in half and cutting off supply routes. In order to accomplish this goal, Vicksburg, Mississippi had to be captured. Vicksburg sits on a high […]