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Something to Chew on



Marker ID:  
Location: Buzzard's Roost Spring Parking Loop, Cherokee, AL
County: Colbert
Coordinates: N 34° 45.629    W 088° 1.373
  34.76048333    -88.02288333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None
 



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Something to Chew on
Natchez Trace Parkway



Inns, or stands, provided occasional shelter for travelers along the Natchez Trace. These stands offered flood to eat and food for thought: local news, information, and ideas. The ever-changing mix of diverse populations—whites, American Indians, African Americans—interacted at stands on a regular basis.

Already a Chickasaw leader and successful businessman, Levi Colbert enhanced his influence with a stand that he owned and operated here at Buzzard Roost Spring. Trace travelers no doubt talked about Levi’s stand. It was nicer than most, and offered respite from the miles of footsteps that defined a Trace journey.

Erected Natchez Trace Parkway, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior





Photographs of the marker can be found on HMDB.org







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