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Sevier Day to be held at Fort Defiance, Saturday

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Saturday, September 12th, 2020, the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will hold it’s annual Sevier Day from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The event focuses on the frontier and colonial history of Clarksville. Native American and frontier re-enactors will demonstrate activities such as flint knapping, an authentic blacksmith operation, frontier camp life, ax throwing, and flintlock musket firing.

“Valentine Sevier and his family settled this area in 1790 and built a compound and station at the confluence of the Cumberland River and Red River,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance.

Frontier life will be on display at Fort Defiance's Sevier Day this Saturday, September 12th.

Frontier life will be on display at Fort Defiance’s Sevier Day this Saturday, September 12th.

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Fort Defiance Civil War Park offers chance to explore history

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center will be offering a variety of events in September.

Festivities are free of charge and diverse, offering something for visitors of all ages looking to have a great time at one of Clarksville’s most treasured gathering places.

A community favorite historic site, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center is located at 120 Duncan Street.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Centerhosts a variety of free events.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Centerhosts a variety of free events.

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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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Clarksville Beginnings – Part 4: Is Sevier Station Really Sevier Station?

 

Clarksville Tennessee HistoryClarksville, TN – If you look hard enough, it is not difficult to find a rather cynical analysis of recorded history. For example, “The past actually happened. History is what someone took the time to write down,” says writer and comedian, Whitney A. Brown.

Or there is American writer and Civil War veteran, Ambrose Bierce, who chimed in with, “God alone knows the future, but only a historian can alter the past.”

Yet, despite these opinions and the imperfections they reveal concerning the whole endeavor of unearthing information about the past, it is still considered a noble one.

Sevier Station

Sevier Station

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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 Parks and Recreation to hold Sevier Station Memorial Monument Dedication April 16th

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to a dedication ceremony for the new Valentine Sevier Memorial monument at 1:00pm, Tuesday, April 16th at the Sevier Station Park.

Sevier Station

Sevier Station

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Clarksville Historical Society to present check to the City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – On Monday, February 6th at 10:00am at Sevier Station, the Clarksville Historical Society will present a check in the amount of $11,560 to the City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department.

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