This is a portion of the original Natchez Trace also called the Old Natchez Trace that thousands of people traversed. Many of them from Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania would build and load barges and float down the rivers from various points and sell their goods in Natchez, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, including the barge! Then they would walk back home and, often, to it again. And well before the newly minted Americans make this long walk it was in use by Native Americans. The Pharr Mounds along the Trace are at least 2000 years old.