Natchez National Historical Park To Unveil Rosalie Plan

NATCHEZ, MS (AP) — The Natchez National Historical Park will unveil Monday it plans for the development of the Fort Rosalie site.

         Park superintendent Kathleen Bond tells The Natchez Democrat’s Jan Griffey that a series of panels at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center will depict the development.

         The first phase is to be completed by August 3, 2016 — the city's 300th birthday. National Park Service staff will be in Natchez in September for discussions on the first phase.

         The French established Fort Rosalie, located on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, in 1716. It became the nucleus of settlements from which the Mississippi Territory was founded.

         Plans include wayside panels that describe the interactions between the native Natchez Indians and the colonial French, English and then Spanish soldiers and settlers who moved into the area.

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