Dogwood along Natchez Trace, Mississippi

This image shows the highway known at the Natchez Trace, and a flowering Dogwood tree in the foreground, a common tree throughout the southern United States.

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The description states:

NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY, DOGWOOD

Along the Parkway dogwoods and other plants bloom profusely in the Spring. Trees, shrubs and other flowers are protected at all times, so that visitors may enjoy their picturesque beauty. Administered by the National Park Service, U. S. Department of Interior.

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–The dogwood in this image is most likely the widely distributed Cornus florida, based on the appearance of the flowers. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a two lane road following the old Natchez Trace trail from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

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