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Natchez to receive surplus Trace property

The National Park Service acquired the land as a possible termination point for the Trace. The National Park Service acquired the land as a possible termination point for the Trace.

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Congress has sent to the White House a bill that will authorize the transfer of surplus land along the Natchez Trace Parkway to the city of Natchez.

Final approval came Tuesday.

The National Park Service acquired the land as a possible termination point for the Trace. The scenic highway now ends at the Liberty Road intersection in Natchez, leaving about 67 acres, locally called the "bean field."

The city of Natchez will take title to 37 acres next to the local high school. The state of Mississippi will hold title to the other 30 acres.

Mayor Butch Brown says while the land is designated for recreational purposes, a lack of funding may keep that from happening.

Brown says recreation remains an option for the land.

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