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Wreaths Across America to honor veterans buried at Riverview Cemetery, December 19th

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Local volunteers will honor veterans laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery with the reading of names and placement of balsam wreaths on their graves as part of National Wreaths Across America Day 2020.

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City of Clarksville announces Riverview Cemetery wall to be replaced

 

Section of Spring Street will be closed during excavation

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The old stone wall along Spring Street at Riverview Cemetery will be replaced with a new, stronger concrete wall in a $500,000 Clarksville Streets Department project that will begin June 1st, 2020.

Neely Engineering & Contracting of Clarksville was awarded the contract to take down the failing stone wall and replace it with a poured concrete wall with a stone veneer.

This failing old stone wall along Spring Street at Riverview Cemetery will be replaced in a project that begins June 1st.

This failing old stone wall along Spring Street at Riverview Cemetery will be replaced in a project that begins June 1st.

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President Donald Trump’s Proclamation on Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2020

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Since the first shots fired in the Revolutionary War, Americans have answered the call to duty and given their lives in service to our Nation and its sacred founding ideals.

As we pay tribute to the lives and legacies of these patriots on Memorial Day, we also remember that they sacrificed to create a better, more peaceful future for our Nation and the world.  We recommit to realizing that vision, honoring the service of so many who have placed love of country above all else.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Carolyn Ferrell Book signing at Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library Sunday, December 6th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – Carolyn Stier Ferrell is releasing her 6th book this month entitled, Riverview Cemetery: A History. There will be a booking signing for her on Sunday, December 6th, 2015 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library.

Of the cemetery, Ms. Ferrell stated, “Riverview has existed as a cemetery for as long as humans have trod its hillsides. The indigenous people used it long before the white settlers came into the area.”

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library now offers Fold3 Military Genealogy Database access

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryMontgomery County, TN – Genealogy enthusiasts now have access to a military genealogy database—Fold3—at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library (CMCPL).

Fold3 joins the genealogical database line-up already offered by the Library, including Heritage Quest and Ancestry.com. Researchers, hobby genealogists, and anyone interested in military genealogy can easily access more than 440 million records beginning with the Revolutionary War and bring to life the stories of America’s military veterans.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

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Clarksville Beginnings – Part 3: Who Was Valentine Sevier?

 

Clarksville Tennessee HistoryClarksville, TN – Our lives here in Middle Tennessee are built upon the foundation of those who lived before us. The names of these souls of long ago are sprinkled upon our consciousness as they are now reflected in the names of our counties, cities, and roads: John Montgomery, George Rogers Clark, James Robertson, etc.

They are people who lived the prime of their lives in the late 18th century on the cusp of a new nation, bordering a frontier with a plethora of possibilities. These men are revered and their lives have been boiled down to a thick consistency of stories that all reflect their heroism, bravery, and sometimes larger than life achievements.

In the past there has been a definite vibe that they are only to be portrayed as one dimensional hero type characters and to do otherwise would be akin to blasphemy.

Sevier Station

Sevier Station

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Clarksville Beginnings: The Early History of Sevier Station – Part 1

 

Clarksville Tennessee HistoryClarksville, TN – Have you seen the old stone building on Walker Street in the New Providence area? If not, come by and take a look at it some time. This primitive looking building, labeled “Sevier Station”, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is touted as the oldest building in Montgomery County, Tennessee.

As you walk around and gaze at the roughhewn limestone quarried from the nearby bluffs, and ponder the old chimney placed oddly in the center of the building, and consider the apparent gun port built into the east side, may you contemplate the ground upon which you are standing.

Sevier Station

Sevier Station

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliners Observe Hispanic Heritage

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Service members and civilians take time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted by Task Force Lifeliner, October 11th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

Over the years Americans have observed the National Hispanic Heritage month from September 15th to October 15th, it’s a month to honor, recognize and celebrate the culture and its achievements.

Service members and civilians celebrate National Hispanic Heritage, Oct. 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. This event not only helps the Hispanic community to retain their traditions but also educates the Hispanic culture to other people from different nationalities. Task Force Lifeliner hosted this event. The guest speaker of the night was 1st Theater Sustainment Command Chief of Staff Col. Robert M. Villalobos was the guest speaker. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

Service members and civilians celebrate National Hispanic Heritage, Oct. 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. This event not only helps the Hispanic community to retain their traditions but also educates the Hispanic culture to other people from different nationalities. Task Force Lifeliner hosted this event. The guest speaker of the night was 1st Theater Sustainment Command Chief of Staff Col. Robert M. Villalobos was the guest speaker. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

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Tennesse Governor Bill Haslam and Senator Lamar Alexander Name Rocky Fork as Proposed Site for Tennessee’s 55th State Park

 

Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryErwin, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau joined members of the Tennessee General Assembly, local elected officials and members of the community for a special ceremony announcing the future conveyance of more than 2,000 acres in the Rocky Fork area of Unicoi County, that will eventually become Tennessee’s 55th state park.

The property is part of the 10,000-acre tract acquired by The Conservation Fund and U.S. Forest Service in 2008, and will be conveyed to the state of Tennessee in the coming months.

Rocky Fork to be Tennessee's 55th State Park.

Rocky Fork to be Tennessee’s 55th State Park.

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Kristofer Ray, a history professor at Austin Peay State University to appear on Discovery Channel mini-series “How Booze Built America”

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In the early 1790s, about 13,000 federal soldiers marched into rural western Pennsylvania to put down a small uprising. The farmers in the area had turned violent, destroying each other’s property, attacking and kidnapping law enforcement officers and formulating plans for an assault on nearby Pittsburgh.

Then-President George Washington was not pleased, so he sent in the troops.

Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” recently talked with APSU associate professor of history Dr. Kristofer Ray for an upcoming Discovery Channel program “How Booze Built America.”

Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” recently talked with APSU associate professor of history Dr. Kristofer Ray for an upcoming Discovery Channel program “How Booze Built America.”

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