Late March, 2015-We spend a warm and sunny day walking in the historic city of Natchez, one of the oldest settlements on the Mississippi and the “Antebellum Capital of the World.” It remains a beautiful city with its southern mansions, many of which are in slight disrepair. The sad history of Natchez is told in the historical signage that marks the path of the original Natchez Trace Trail with its photographs and accounts of the slave trade that flourished here before the Civil War. That evening we ate dinner at King’s Tavern, the oldest standing building in Natchez, built in 1769. Haunted by the ghosts of two men and a women, whose remains were found in the 1930s, with a jeweled dagger, behind a bricked in fireplace. Legend has it that the woman was the mistress of a long past owner, and that his wife commissioned her murder. T
he current establishment displays the jeweled dagger and the staff claim to be visited regularly by the bar’s ghostly inhabitants.