Extending from Natchez to Nashville, the parkway is a scenic drive and a U. S. Registered Historic District, with parts of the original trail still accessible.
2005: Natchez Trace Parkway completed
2005: Ten casinos now on Gulf Coast
Monthly gross gaming revenues were over $100 million.
June 2005: Edgar Ray Killen convicted for his part in Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner murders
Attorney General Jim Hood and District Attorney Mark Duncan successfully prosecuted the case.
August 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina devastates Gulf Coast region
September 22, 2005: Grand Gulf selected by NuStart Energy for second nuclear power plant
October 2005: Beauvoir Methodist Church shares its building with Biloxi’s Congregation Beth Israel
After Hurricane Katrina severely damaged the home of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s only Jewish congregation, the Beauvoir Methodist Church invited Beth Israel to use its church for services on Friday nights. The members of Beth Israel continued to meet at Beauvoir until their new synagogue was completed in 2009.