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Hey Bartender!
When he buttons up that pinstriped shirt, straightens the black bow tie and combs the graying moustache - his eyes twinkle and a Cheshire grin comes alive.



Where Most Wouldn't Dare
In its day, 165 years ago, Natchez-under-the-Hill was the most notorious river landing on the entire Mississippi. Knife fights and killings were part of everyday life.



Steamboat Pioneers Had Wild Journey
The first steamboat to travel on the Mississippi River provides us with an action-packed trip that started late in 1811 and ended in New Orleans in early 1812.



Naughty Natchez
From 1785 until about 1820 Under-the-Hill was the departure point for frontiersmen and their last chance to "whoop it up" before their long trek home on the Natchez trace.



The End Of Natchez Under-The-Hill
In November 1837, the town council enacted a restrictive tax of $10 per flatboat. A measure designed to get rid of the wharf district known as Natchez Under-the-Hill.



The Cock Of The Walk
When a Cock of the Walk met another Cock of the Walk, trouble and bloodshed soon followed and continued on until there was only one man left standing.



Bad Men - Bad Times
While the gentlemen and ladies of the town lived up on the hills of the city, under the bluffs was a playground for the despicable, dastardly, and the debauched.



Bushwhackers, Bibles, and Boats
The Natchez Trace was the most reliable and expedient way to get goods of the North to trading ports in the South. This attracted preachers, highwaymen, traders, and more.



The Bowie Sandbar Duel
In 1827 a famous duel occurred just north of Natchez on a sandbar. As a second in the duel, Jim Bowie found himself in the middle of the ruckus armed with a butcher knife.

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