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"Today on our journey up the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee we are visiting a Tobacco Farm exhibit near Columbia, Tennessee where we will ride and walk along the original Old Trace.
"There are two recorded messages at this exhibit that tell how tobacco is grown, cut and dried. Visitors can take a short walk through the field, and the barn built by Mr. Leland Greenfield in 1959. In the summer you can see the tobacco growing and in the fall, see it drying in the barn.
"This section of the parkway parallels the Old Natchez Trace very closely, and from the tobacco farm exhibit it is possible to take a one way ride north along the original Old Trace. This Drive is about a mile and a half long, and only the last half mile of the road is paved.
"For those wanting an even closer look, a mile beyond where the Old Trace Drive reenters the parkway is an exhibit where visitors can take a 15 minute walk along a 2000 foot section of the original Trace that follows a ridge 300 feet above the Duck River.
"Join us next time when we will visit JACKSON FALLS. For Natchez Trace a road through the wilderness, I'm Frank Thomas."
For more about Natchez Trace: A Road Through the Wilderness, visit eddieandfrank.com