Colbert’s Stand

Sunday 10/27/2019

Exploring the Natchez Trace a little more this morning. The weather wasn’t cooperating but it stopped raining long enough for us to get out at Colbert’s Stand on the Tennessee River.

In the 1800’s ferry boats linked segments of the Natchez Trace to each other. George Colbert, a Native American leader of the Chickasaw people, ran a ferry across the river and operated an inn where travelers could find rest and a hot meal. Colbert once charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his Tennessee army across the river.

(Let that sink in for a moment.)

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