Topic: Cumberland River
Clarksville, TN – Have you heard the story of the first frontier settlement on the Red River?
Many times the history beneath our feet here in Montgomery County is not in the forefront of our minds. It can be easily forgotten that the many places we live, shop, or work every day contain stories from multiple historical periods of Tennessee. In this case, it is the history of westward expansion and the Indian Wars of the 18th century.
People may wonder why these stories matter. Many of us were at one time young students who felt history class was incredibly boring and even called it our least favorite subject. Yet, in truth, it is those who devote some time to the subject in depth who are a very fortunate group of people. They gain insights and knowledge; they increase their wisdom.
Nashville, TN – Nashville rocker Rich Lynch (www.richlynchband.com) returns with a third new track in 2016 and his latest single “You Can’t Push Over a Standing Rock” takes a page out of one of his musical hero’s playbooks.
“You could say I’m doing the Neil Young thing with this one,” said Lynch of the timely new track recorded to help raise awareness about the happenings on the ground right now in North Dakota. “But, the reality is the subject matter for the song hit close to home and the lyrics arrived nearly fully formed as I tried to sleep one night – so I was compelled to record it as soon as possible.”
Tupelo, MS – The Natchez Trace, also known as “Old Natchez Trace,” is a 440 historic forest trail that links the Cumberland River, Tennessee River and Mississippi River. The trail was used by Native Americans and later, by European and American Explorers.
Today, the Natchez Trace Parkway and bridge, commemorates the path used by early explorers.
It’s a recreational favorite among bikers, bicyclists, hikers, campers, boaters and just about anyone who enjoys the great outdoors, surrounded by incredible history.
Clarksville, TN – If you can picture a nation as a living body with cities serving as vital organs and transportation paths such as roads, railways and rivers filling the roles of the arteries that provide life-sustaining blood to those major settlements, then it becomes easy to understand the significance of the Battle of Fort Donelson during the American Civil War.
Waged between February 11th-16th, 1862, the Union’s capture of the Confederate fort near the Tennessee-Kentucky border accomplished a number of important tasks for its army.
Clarksville, TN – Since about 1950, the small-scale darter—a tiny fish that lives in tributaries of the Cumberland River—has existed in relative obscurity. Few scientists have heard of the darter or checked to see if the fish is in danger of disappearing.
But for the last year and a half, Joshua Stonecipher, a graduate student with the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for Field Biology, has waded into local streams, trying to get an accurate estimate of the darter’s population size.
Clarksville, TN – Sunday afternoon, October 23rd, the American Queen of the American Queen Steamboat Company docked at Clarksville’s McGregor Park along the banks of the Cumberland River.
The American Queen’s stop in Clarksville is part of their 9 day “American Music” themed cruise that started in Nashville on October 23rd and ends in Memphis on October 31st.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program selected 11 new communities and partnerships to receive technical and planning assistance to promote the development of new economic opportunities and natural resource conservation.
The National Park Service selected Land Between the Lakes Region Water Trail as one of these 11 projects for Fiscal Year 2017.
Clarksville, TN – Located on a bluff some 200 feet above the meeting point of the Red River and the Cumberland River, Fort Defiance served a significant role in Clarksville’s participation in the Civil War.
Viewed by Confederates as an ideal site to defend the river approach to Clarksville, the fort eventually was captured by Union forces, who occupied the site for the remainder of the war.
Clarksville, TN – Jennifer Byard, who has distinguished herself as a leader in positions with several city departments, has been named director of the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announced Friday.
Byard had been Assistant Director since January 2015 and served as interim director of the department after Director Mark Tummons resigned in July to take a position in Texas.
Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, September 10th, 2016 the 28th annual Riverfest Celebration wrapped up with all day entertainment, music, games, food and more. Riverfest gives the community a great opportunity to come down to the Cumberland River at McGregor Park and enjoy all the wonderful music with family and friends. Best of all, it’s free.
Saturday got started with the annual Riverfest Regatta at 10:00am at the McGregor Park Boat Ramp. The race consists of boats made out of cardboard or plastic bottles that race down the Cumberland River. This year, nine teams competed in three heats for awards.
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