Ghost of the Nat-chee
Last night, we arrived on the 300th Birthday of this dying City on the Mississippi River. The original people – the Nat-chee – left long ago, victims of a French retaliation-massacre. The antebellum plantation owners fled to wherever such people go. Over the last few years all the Casino River boats have paddled-off to greener waters. Today, the young flee to college and never return. The people here now are the ones who can’t leave along with the lost souls who find themselves drawn for some strange reason to this haunted city on The River. They operate B&B’s, work in hotels & restaurants, and drink mint juleps every day between 5 and 6, living lives of quiet desperation retelling old tales to tourists. Locals lament drugs, petty crime, bad streets, and ruined sidewalks. The glory days are long past. But we heard talk of plans to recover, so stay tuned. You never know what might be comin’ down the tracks.
Natchez Mississippi – August 4th 2016