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Lulu Epperson: Women’s Suffragist, Daughter of the Confederacy

 

In honor of women’s history month let me share with you the story an intriguing woman in Clarksville’s history, Lulu Epperson.

Clarksville HistoryClarksville, TN – Amidst the mayhem of 2020 there was an important anniversary that not everyone may have noticed.  August 18th, 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which resulted in giving women in the United States the right to vote.

At the same time that we marked that anniversary, we were once again facing the effects of racial oppression from our past that continues to reach into our present. What do these two topics have to do with Lulu Epperson? Quite a bit, actually. 

Lulu Bringhurst Epperson

Lulu Bringhurst Epperson

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum October 2018 Exhibits and Activities

 

Clarksville’s Customs House Museum

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in October at the Museum are: Camille Engel: Her Home Tennessee, Alan LeQuire: From Clay to Bronze, Art Sale at Seasons: The Museum Store, Friday Mornings in October: Fall into Fun, Hands-On Activities: Halloween Science, Art 4 Us: Free Art Classes During Fall Break.

Gaela Erwin - Mother and Child reunion

Gaela Erwin – Mother and Child reunion

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Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Eugene Keel had lasting impact on Clarksville

 

Clarksville mourns passing of man who led Fire Department from 1985-99

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Fire Chief Gordon Eugene Keel, who served the citizens of Clarksville for 47 years as a firefighter and Fire Department leader, died Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, at his home in Port Royal, TN. He was 87.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Mike Roberts, who was hired, trained and promoted into department leadership by Chief Keel, spoke with fondness and respect for his mentor on Wednesday.

Gordon Eugene Keel

Gordon Eugene Keel

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City of Clarksville reschedules Frank Sutton Statue dedication to Wednesday, May 3rd

 

Event rescheduled after rain out last week

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A statue of actor Frank “Sgt. Carter” Sutton, who was born and raised in Clarksville, will be dedicated at 1:30pm Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 on Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville.

Bad weather last Saturday forced the ceremony to be rescheduled.

Frank ‘Sergeant Carter’ Sutton statue to be unveiled near Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville

Frank ‘Sergeant Carter’ Sutton statue to be unveiled near Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville

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City of Clarksville to dedicate Frank Sutton statue Saturday

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A statue of actor Frank “Sergeant Carter” Sutton, who was born and raised in Clarksville, will be dedicated at 1:30pm Saturday on Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville.

Mark Holleman, civic leader and broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Conroy, Marable & Holleman working with the City of Clarksville, led the drive to place the statue — created by local sculptor Scott Wise — near the Roxy Regional Theatre in Sutton’s hometown.

Frank ‘Sergeant Carter’ Sutton statue to be unveiled near Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville

Frank ‘Sergeant Carter’ Sutton statue to be unveiled near Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville

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Clarksville mourns passing of former Mayor Ted Crozier

 

Mayor McMillan orders flags flown at half-staff in his honor

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Former Clarksville Mayor Ted Crozier Sr., who devoted his life to family, country and community, died Monday from a respiratory illness at the age of 91.

Col. Crozier served in the U.S. Army for 32 years, retiring at the rank of colonel in 1977. He served as the first Commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell and was the first aviator to serve as the chief of staff for the 101st Airborne Division.

Former Clarksville Mayor Ted Crozier Sr.

Former Clarksville Mayor Ted Crozier Sr.

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center adds New Addition to Collection Part of ‘A Time of Mourning’ Exhibit

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is showcasing items from its collection with the exhibit A Time of Mourning, now on display.

The exhibit highlights how rigorous mourning etiquette affected women’s attire; the grieving process is explored through clothing, photographs, and a variety of other objects.

‘A Time of Mourning’ Exhibit on display at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

‘A Time of Mourning’ Exhibit on display at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

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Clarksville Police Department releases photos of Greenwood Cemetery Vandalism

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police released today photos of the vandalism at Greenwood Cemetery. The police are asking for the public’s assistance in this investigation.

On December 2nd, 2013, Clarksville Police responded to a vandalism call  at 984 Greenwood Avenue. Between November 30th and December 2nd an unknown suspect(s) entered onto the cemetery property.

Vandalism at Greenwood Cemetery

Vandalism at Greenwood Cemetery

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Clarksville Police Department reports Multiple Incidents of Vandalism at Greenwood Cemetery

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On December 2nd, 2013 at 7:57am, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a vandalism felony at 984 Greenwood Avenue. Between November 30th and December 2nd an unknown suspect(s) entered onto the cemetery property.

The suspect(s) climbed up on top of a large mausoleum and pushed over a granite tablet which was attached on top. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police identify Body found near Greenwood Cemetery

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, August 13th around 6:00pm, Clarksville Police responded to a body in the woods in the Greenwood Cemetery area near Laurent Lane.

Police Detectives have identified the body as Diana Bronaugh, white female, born December 11th, 1975. At this time the investigation has found no evidence that this is homicide, but the investigation is still open.

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