Originally posted on Rashid's Blog:
In early times roads were used for transporting people and goods. People walked or used animals. Roads were tracks or traces that often used or paralleled game trails. Roads also were and are careers of ideas.
One example that still exists in the US is the Natchez Trace.
Natchez Trace is an ancient route that extends roughly around 440 miles from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, linking the Cumberland, Tennessee and Mississippi rivers.
Natchez Trace was Used for centuries. Paleo-Indians used it (12,000-8,000 BC). Native Americans also used it. It was later used by early European and American explorers, traders and emigrants in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Portions of the trace are deeply eroded due to years of travel. In some areas near Jackson, Mississippi, the sunken or old trace is as much as 6 feet lower than surrounding land.
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