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Many ancient migratory paths of buffalo and other grazing mammals served as the basis of some of our current routes. Aboriginal people would often use the paths to hunt these same animals, as well as to travel throughout their territories. Early military expeditions and explorers took advantage of the existing routes to travel into the wilderness. Settlers also used these same paths to travel into the new territories. Eventually many of these became the basis of our modern roads.
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Ancient Traces and RoadsNatchez Trace Marker - Nashville, Tennessee

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Marker in Centennial Park marking the end of an old Native American trail from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/19/2013

last visited: never

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Ancient Traces and RoadsEntrance - Natchez Trace Parkway - Nashville, TN

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Also called the Nashville Terminus if you're traveling up from Natchez, Miss.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member horizon seeker

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/19/2008

last visited: 8/4/2018

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Ancient Traces and RoadsThe Natchez Trace - Hohenwald, Tn.

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The 444-mile Natchez Trace was an ancient trail used by animals and people that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fatcat161

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/5/2009

last visited: 8/3/2017

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