I've never driven the entire Natchez Trace Parkway and probably won't, but it goes through Tupelo, MS, and we were there anyway looking at pretties for the bride-to-be. We drove along it for a while and discovered some interesting sites. There's an odd Chickasaw village site that has signs showing where buildings used to be but aren't any more. The signage was extremely helpful, and I'm always interested in Native American historical sites.
Further to the northeast along the parkway we saw a mysterious Confederate graveyard. No one knows what these soldiers died of or why they're buried at this location:
You walk a short way along this path into the woods:
and there are 13 graves:
It's a touching reminder of how fleeting memory is.
There's also an overlook, although we weren't clear what we were overlooking:
We enjoyed this exploration of what to us were lesser-known sites. Not everything in Tupelo is Elvis-related, and we celebrate that.