We have left Grand Gulf, MS. We did about 50 miles of the Trace today with just a few stops. Rocky Springs has a church that was built in 1837 and is still in use today. It was made of bricks! There was two cisterns and two old safes left on the site of the town of Rocky Springs. The springs dried up; the Union Army came; the Boll weevil hit the cotton fields and yellow fever spread like a forest fire eating up dry brush. This pretty much closed down this town.
We stopped at the Choctaw boundary where Andrew Jackson yelled at an Indian chief because he wouldn’t give in and move. And we also saw where a store had been. All that was left was a cemetery.
It was a short drive to Jackson. Our GPS took us to one side of the state park complex but it wasn’t the right one. So we had to find our way to the campground. The roads here are horrible. So uneven and bumpy. I mean big bumps.
A pretty town downtown though. Can’t wait to go through the old capitol and the new one (106 years old) and the Governor’s Mansion.
It was a good day and now to bed. Chow.