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The History of Renfroe Station on the Red River, 1780 – Part 2

 

Clarksville Tennessee HistoryClarksville, TN – In 1780 a group of 300 daring pioneers decided to journey upon the Tennessee River and the Cumberland River in flatboats and canoes.

The destination for some of them would be present day Montgomery County, upon the Red River at the mouth of Passenger Creek. Yet, in order to arrive at their destination they had to guide their boats through a frontier full of Native Americans determined to attack them.

Why would they attempt such an endeavor which seemed to almost promise violence, deprivation, and other hardships?

Tennessee River Systems, 18th Century

Tennessee River Systems, 18th Century

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Land Between the Lakes Commemorates the 155th Anniversary of the Battle at Fort Henry

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum in Land Between the Lakes remembers the 155th Anniversary of the Battle at Fort Henry with a program and walk on Saturday, February 4th.

Registration and full deposit for the day is required:  $5.00/adults and $3.00/children. Call 270.924.2020 to make your reservation.

Fort Henry interpretive sign located in the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

Fort Henry interpretive sign located in the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

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TWRA announces 26th Annual Sandhill Crane Festival set for January 14th-15th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2017 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is set for January 14th-15th (Saturday-Sunday) at the Hiwassee Refuge and Birchwood Community Center.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is the primary sponsor for the 26th annual festival and many staff members and volunteers will again be contributing their services. For the sixth year, Olin Chlor Alkali Products is the corporate sponsor for the festival.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 14-15 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 26th anniversary of the event.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 14-15 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 26th anniversary of the event.

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Riding the Natchez Trace Parkway

 

Natchez Trace ParkwayTupelo, 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.

Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway

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APSU History Students conduct staff ride to historic Fort Donelson Civil War battlefield

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, 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.

Austin Peay Students on a tour at Fort Donelson.

Austin Peay Students on a tour at Fort Donelson.

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American Queen Steamboat docks in Clarksville

 

American Queen Steamboat CompanyClarksville, 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.

The American Queen riverboat docked at Clarksville's McGregor Park.

The American Queen riverboat docked at Clarksville’s McGregor Park.

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Land Between the Lakes with Water Trail Project to get assistance from National Park Service

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand 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.

Kayakers enjoying a paddle along the shoreline of Land Between the Lakes. (Forest Service staff)

Kayakers enjoying a paddle along the shoreline of Land Between the Lakes. (Forest Service staff)

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Tennessee Ranks in Top Five as Retirement Destination

 

Tennessee Department of TourismNashville, TN – Tennessee has been named No. 4 in a recent analysis of the 10 Best States for Retirement 2016 by Kiplinger.com, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice. The report rated all 50 states based on quantifiable factors that are important to retirees.

Affordability, especially in terms of lower taxes on retirees and lower health care costs, was a key factor in the research. The economic health of the state, as well as the overall health of the population, was also taken into account. States with prosperous populations of residents age 65 were also important in the comprehensive analysis.

Kiplinger Report Rates 10 Best States for Retirement 2016

Kiplinger Report Rates 10 Best States for Retirement 2016

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District focuses on preparedness for ‘America’s PrepareAthon’

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – To participate in “America’s PrepareAthon” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District spent the first five months of 2016 preparing personnel, projects and facilities for possible future disasters, hazards and threats, and planning ahead for emergencies.

America’s PrepareAthon is a national campaign led by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency with Department of Defense participation and planning efforts.

Ashland City fire rescue personnel get their gear on and prepare to participate in a confined space rescue training exercise at the Cheatham Dam Powerhouse in Charlotte, Tennessee, May 24, 2016. (USACE photo by Josh Lowery)

Ashland City fire rescue personnel get their gear on and prepare to participate in a confined space rescue training exercise at the Cheatham Dam Powerhouse in Charlotte, Tennessee, May 24, 2016. (USACE photo by Josh Lowery)

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Patchy Dense Fog possible for Clarksville Montgomery County this morning

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that patchy dense fog is possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County and across Middle Tennessee through the mid morning hours today, Saturday, May 21st.

As significant breaks in cloud coverage has occurred, patchy dense fog, fog that limits visibilities to less than or equal to one quarter of a mile has formed across locations approaching the Tennessee River valley early this morning.

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