Natchez is a one-stop refresher course of Southern history, the good, the bad and of course the ugly. It is the place where the old south lived in all its myriad manifestations. As is common in the South, you get to see stately Antebellum homes, some in the heart of large plantations. As for the ugly, you see the Forks of the Roads market which, till 1863 was the most active market for enslaved Africans in the whole of Mississippi. If you walk by the the harborside you will feel the distant memory of pioneers and frontiersmen arriving at a waterside town where gamblers, smugglers and pimps roamed the streets. You can also go out to see the remains of the sites that existed before the Western world established - Native American villages and ceremonial sites which were wiped off the map and unfortunately at times even off mention in history.
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