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AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE

From slavery to freedom to modern day, the African American history in the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (MSNHA) has been one of tears and triumph.
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ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

There are a diverse number of architectural styles that can be seen in historic areas throughout the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (MSNHA).
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CIVIL WAR HERITAGE

The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (MSNHA) was the site of many skirmishes and the launching point of major raids during the civil war.
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CULTURAL HERITAGE

Artwork that has come from the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (MSNHA) region has ranged from Native American pottery and basket weaving to quilts and sustainable fashion.
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MUSIC HERITAGE

From the tribal flute sounds of Native Americans to the booming years of the Muscle Shoals recording studios, the Muscle Shoals region has created a rich music heritage.
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NATCHEZ HERITAGE

During its heyday, the Natchez Trace was a highly-used transportation route, first used by the Native Americans and then later by European settlers.
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NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE

Native American history in the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (MSNHA) spans from pre-historic times to the present.
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NATURAL HERITAGE

The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (MSNHA) has strikingly beautiful forest lands, lakes, streams, small mountains, and valley areas.
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TENNESSEE RIVER HERITAGE

The Tennessee River is unique to most rivers in North America in that it not only runs east to west, but it makes a northward turn and flows north to join the Ohio River.
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TRANSPORTATION HERITAGE

Because of the shoals in the Tennessee River, transportation methods and routes required a lot of strategic planning and thought for the region's residents.
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