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Weekly 150: Natchez Trace

The Legend of the Big Pecan Tree

By Jason Martin
Posted 3/22/22

Even though our family makes regular use of Natchez Trace State Park, I forget portions of the 48,000 acres of land lie within Carroll County. Part of the park’s claim to fame was surviving as the home of the “World’s Largest Pecan Tree,” now merely an oversized rotting stump, the once-grand attraction lives on through legends and a few tourists’ vacation photographs.

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