National Geographic : 1958 Feb
Melrose-one of the beautiful ante-bellum homes you can visit in Natchez, Miss. Visit the storybook mansions of the old South In the old days, Spring was "party-ing time" down South. And old times there are not forgotten. During the Natchez Pilgrimage in March, sons and daughters of old families bid welcome to thousands of visitors as thirty historic mansions hold "open house." You will walk through gardens bright with azalea and through halls touched by the finger of history. You will stand beneath great chandeliers whose glittering beauty still seems to reflect the pride and happiness of a hundred dancing couples. You can see America's past, too, in nearby Vicksburg... on the levees that tame the Mississippi... on the steamboat wharves which helped make cotton King in a land where romance was Queen. Visitors will always be grateful to the ladies of the Natchez Garden Clubs, who have remembered and restored the splendor of a golden age in our nation's history. They have made it a living part of the heritage of all Americans. * * * FREE TOUR INFORMATION If you would like to visit Natchez, Miss., or drive anywhere in the U. S . A., let us help plan your trip. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Corporation, 600 Fifth Ave., New York 20, N. Y. Also ask for our colorful National Parks map. ANOTHER IN SINCLAIR'S AMERICAN CONSERVATION SERIES SINCLAIR SALUTES THE U.S. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE... for community improvement and conservation, youth welfare and leadership training programs which are so actively promoted by their more than 200,000 young men 21 to 35 years of age, in 3,500 communities. Typi cal is their anti-litter campaign which has helped to make Natchez the lovely city that it is.