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Photo feature: Spring Pilgrimage draws to a close

Tourists visiting Elgin from Ruston, La. leave the home after touring it on the last day of the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage. Elgin now closes its doors to tour groups and continues as a bed and breakfast.  (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Tourists visiting Elgin from Ruston, La. leave the home after touring it on the last day of the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage. Elgin now closes its doors to tour groups and continues as a bed and breakfast. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

People gather on John and Valerie Bergeron’s back porch at Pleasant Hill for drinks and appetizers following the last day of the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage. “Pilgrimage is exciting and fun throughout the month,” John Bergeron said, “But it is nice when it is over.” (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

People gather on John and Valerie Bergeron’s back porch at Pleasant Hill for drinks and appetizers following the last day of the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage. “Pilgrimage is exciting and fun throughout the month,” John Bergeron said, “But it is nice when it is over.” (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

A hoop skirt sits on a stool after doors closed at Pleasant Hill for the last day of Natchez Spring Pilgrimage. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

A hoop skirt sits on a stool after doors closed at Pleasant Hill for the last day of Natchez Spring Pilgrimage. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

 

Ruth Ellen Collett, 9, and John Collett, 11, of Morganton, N.C. sit on the front porch of their grandmother Ruth Ellen Calhoun’s house, Elgin, during the last day of the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage. Every year during the Collett’s spring break they visit their grandmother for pilgrimage and dress up for the tours.  (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Ruth Ellen Collett, 9, and John Collett, 11, of Morganton, N.C. sit on the front porch of their grandmother Ruth Ellen Calhoun’s house, Elgin, during the last day of the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage. Every year during the Collett’s spring break they visit their grandmother for pilgrimage and dress up for the tours. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

 

 

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