The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1966 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 1, 1966
Page 10
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Cressed in period clothes, Ann Caldwell greets visitors on the steps of Rosalie. S Stanton Hall, one .dor- to 30 homei on di: ay qt annuol Natchez Pilgrimage &*&•_<, P'L Hill > • 11 iMf 1 IM>~~ff) O n the Natchez trace in Mississippi, where Jim Bowie year for the pageant. At another, The Briars, Confederate first tested the steel of his famous knife and the great President Jefferson Davis married Virginia How'ell. At still Mississippi river flows lazily southward, faded ghosts of the another, Springfield, Andrew Jackson's turbulent marriage confederacy still waltz to the haunting strains of "Dixie." to Rachel Rbbards began. For more than 30 years, in March, people from miles The time when cotton was king and cotton's masters lived around gather in historic Natchez for the annual 30-day like emperors is recreated each night. Men in Confederate "Natchez Pilgrimage." They walk through halls of homes uniforms and women in hooped skirts swirl across the dance that oriee looked down on America's great,"savor the smell hall floor and James Audubon, naturalist and dance master of woodsmoke hanging in trees laden with Spanish moss, who once studied at Natchez, once again holds his dance feast their eyes on lush gardens and revel in a tableaux that classes, brings the great days of the old south to life again. It's a 30-day sentimental journey into the grandeur of General U.S. Grant once had dinner at Richmond Plaiito- yesterday—a gentle, lovely reminder that "Time takes all tion, one of the close to 30 homes opened to visitors each but memories." £r*3^"^2s;;sv-3 T*- , h ,***•&' Cupola-topped longwood plantation looks ghostly when seen through greased glass. .Swirl of tailcoats and hooped skirts at the Natchez Pageant brings to life the gay past of pre-Civil War Mississippi, &** i %: In tailcoat and pants, Ann Reevos "reaches" dancing while playing part of naturalist-artist Audubon. The king and queen iof the pageant go through a mock wedding ceremony, complete with a bridge of sabers. This Week's PICTURK SHOW by'AP Photographer ,Tlm Bourdlef

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