Native American history

Fort Defiance defies history

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There is always an interesting twist when it comes to history, but an ironic one surrounds Clarksville’s Fort Defiance. Built by 200 enslaved men with shovels and picks, this acre of earthworks would later serve as a place of shelter when the Union army occupied the city.  During my hosted visit to Clarksville, Tracy Jepson, […]

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Roy Acuff and Dunbar Cave

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Right in the midst of Clarksville, Tennessee is a very cool cave with some fascinating history.  I learned about this cave on a recent hosted visit to Clarksville.  Dunbar Cave was used by Roy Acuff ,King of Country Music and American Record  Company recording artist as a stage. This singer that once wanted to play […]

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A day on the Grand Prairie

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When I went to Stuttgart Arkansas, I thought I had seen the one and only Grand  Prairie Museum just to learn that there is a museum of the same name not far from where I live. The museum is close to the town of Mahomet, Illinois so when it was time for our once a […]

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Experiencing History at The Wolcott House Museum Complex

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When Annie Jansen and I played tourist at the beautiful Wolcott House that is just one of several buildings in the Museum Complex, I must say it was love at first sight.  The huge porch and white paint welcomed us right in along with the director, Amanda Vaughan.  It was late in the day and […]

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