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Ancient Traces and Roads
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Description:
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.
Expanded Description:
The goal of this category is to locate an existing road that was originally a wilderness route. While you are not expected to waymark the entire route, notable areas of interest along the route will serve as a focal point for your find. A river crossing, evidence of former use of the route, the start or end of the trail, notable cities and structures are a few examples. These roads can be found around the world, and waymarks from other lands are encouraged.
Instructions for Posting a Ancient Traces and Roads Waymark:
Locate evidence of a road that had origins as a migratory route. Not only could this include such things as buffalo roads, but also aboriginal trails and portage routes. Evidence could be a sign, mural, milepost, pass, salt lick, river crossing, portage, or other notable feature of the origins or early use of the route. You need to provide some indication that this route had its origins as a migratory or aboriginal route. This could be a historical sign or a webpage. A good example of this is the Wilderness Road in Kentucky. By the way, we are not talking about roads originally used to drive livestock. It is okay to use those early traces that were used by drovers in later years. Also, this should be a major route and not just something a few miles long.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.
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Ancient Traces and RoadsNatchez Trace at the Tennessee/Alabama state border.

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This is at the Tennessee/Alabama state borders.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S10

location: Tennessee

date approved: 12/1/2012

last visited: never

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Ancient Traces and RoadsNatchez Trace near AL / MS State line.

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Natchez Trace was believed to be started by bison traveling to salt licks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Mississippi

date approved: 12/10/2007

last visited: 10/7/2013

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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: 11/10/2011

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SWSW110.7 km

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Ancient Traces and RoadsNatchez Trace Parkway

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Natchez Trace is 444 miles longe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S10

location: Mississippi

date approved: 11/28/2012

last visited: 10/7/2013

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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: 10/13/2012

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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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