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Port Royal State Park History Lecture Series presents “Cherokee – European Relations in the 18th Century” July 9th

 

Tennessee State Parks - Port Royal State ParkAdams, TN – At 7:00pm July 9th, Port Royal State Park will hold their next session of the 2013 History Lecture Series “Remembering Indian Removal”. These lectures are presented by area historians and authors with most topics being part of the Trail of Tears 175th anniversary series.

This Tuesday, Austin Peay State University’s Kristofer Ray will speak about “Cherokee – European Relations in the 18th Century”.

Port Royal State Park - 2013 History Lecture Series

This is the second of six lectures. The lectures are free. Registration is required due to limited seating. The lectures are held inside the historic 1859 Masonic Lodge.

Parking is available behind the lodge. Light refreshments will be provided.

Port Royal State Historic Park is located approximately 23 minutes east of Clarksville, TN and 45 minutes northwest of Nashville, TN.

To register please contact the Port Royal State Historic Park’s office at 931.358.9696 or email David.Britton@tn.gov .

Port Royal State Historic Park is located at 3300 Old Clarksville Springfield Road,
Adams, TN.

2013 History Lecture Series at Port Royal State Park
July 9th “Cherokee – European Relations in the 18th Century”
Kristofer Ray, Austin Peay State University
July 30th “Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal”
Mark Cheathem, Cumberland University
August 13th “The Town of Port Royal During Indian Removal”
David Britton, Tennessee State Parks
September 3rd “The Trail of Tears in Myth and Memory”
Evan Nooe, Austin Peay State University
October 1st “Preservation Efforts on the Trail of Tears”
Carroll Van West, MTSU Center for Historic Preservation

About Port Royal State Park

With Port Royal being such an important place of travel, transportation themes play heavily into the parks and communities history. As you stroll through the park you will notice the remains of the foundations of stores, homes and warehouses with some dating back to the 18th century. Also, existing within the park are the remains of several old roadbeds, with one dating back to prehistoric times including the certified Trail of Tears site.

Preserved within the park is a very excellent example of an early Pratt Truss design steel bridge being built in 1887. This bridge spans the Sulphur Fork creek and is well preserved presents a very picturesque view of both the Red River and the Sulphur Fork creek. This bridge is available to foot traffic only.

The parks hours are 8:00am until sundown.


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