Natchez Trace Photos ~Page 3
9. This is an aerial view of Emerald Mound, the
second largest ceremonial mounds in the U.S. It rises 35 feet high and
is eight acres long. It was built and occupied between 1250 and 1600
A.D. On either end of Emerald's main platform are
secondary flat-topped mounds, which were the sites of a temple and the
residence of a priest or ruler. (Photo courtesy of the National Park
10. This is a representation of what Emerald Mound
looked like 600 years ago.
11. This is the waterfall located near the old town
of Rocky Springs.
12. This trail use to lead to the town of Rocky
Springs. It was first settled in the late 1790's, and grew from a
watering place along the Natchez Trace to a thriving rural community. In
1860, 2,616 people lived in the town. Smallpox killed off most of the
people in Rocky Springs shortly after this time, and the town