Robinson Road


Manage episode 290823682 series 2887945
由Player FM以及我们的用户群所搜索的Eddie and Frank Thomas and Frank Thomas — 版权由出版商所拥有,而不是Player FM,音频直接从出版商的伺服器串流. 点击订阅按钮以查看Player FM更新,或粘贴收取点链接到其他播客应用程序里。

"We are taking a journey on the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. Today we'll visit an exhibit at Robinson Road. A road built in 1821, to connect the states capitol, Jackson, with Columbus, Mississippi to the east which lies on the banks of the Tombigbee River. Almost all of this road ran through Choctaw Indian territory.

"In 1822, Robinson road was designated as a mail route and soon after began carrying much of the traffic to and from the north. The northern part of the Natchez Trace quickly began to lose its importance. In fact, this was a period of decline for the entire Natchez Trace.

"The 35 foot wide Jackson Military Road between Nashville and New Orleans had been completed in 1820, cutting 220 miles off the distance between these two important cities. And since 1812 steamboats had been plowing up and down the Mississippi River. In 1816 they began carrying much of the traffic that had followed the old "Road through the Wilderness" during the decades before.

"Join us next time when we'll cross another old road, Red Dog Road. I'm Frank Thomas, your guide along the Natchez Trace, a road through the wilderness."

For more about Natchez Trace: A Road Through the Wilderness, visit