LOT OF GOOD NEWS IN COAL CREEK!!
Coal Creek Scholar Jonathan Sharp
Eastern Kentucky University
Coal Creek Scholar!
One of the first kids we met in Coal Creek in 2000 was
Jonathan Sharp. Jonathan was out in the creek looking for fish and
critters when we came upon him. He charmed us from the first hello.
In 2008, we awarded him our Nantglo Scholarship as the story shows at
Jonathan has done us proud and recently graduated from
Eastern Kentucky University with his BS in Business Administration. He
has begun a new job as a football coach at Clinton High School. He is
also a Crisis Assistant at the Anderson County Learning Center.
Thanks for making us look smart for our investment in you,
Coal Creek Watershed Foundation receives
The East Tennessee Historical Society's
Community History Award
7 May 2013
L to R: Carol Moore, Barry Thacker & Cherel
Cherel Henderson of The East Tennessee Historical Society
Community History Award
to the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation
"for its stellar work to research,
document, and preserve
significant history of the Coal Creek community, including
Coal Creek War,
the abolishment of Tennessee's convict labor system, and
the Fraterville and
mining disasters, and especially
for employing history as a means to foster
pride in family
and place, ensuring that this history survives for generations to come."
Fort Anderson on Militia Hill getting noticed!
Thanks to reports from Gary Tackett, our official SENTRY of Militia
Hill, we have learned that visits are noticeably up! This just shortly
after the official dedication
of Fort Anderson on Militia Hill being listed on the National Register and
the signing of the Treaty of Peace to end the Coal Creek War.
Knoxville News Sentinel writer Bob
Fowler's story was picked up by the Associated Press, and the Chris Silcox
story in the Clinton Courier News documented the signing of the peace treaty
www.coalcreekaml.com/newsCour05192013.pdf. Word is
spreading about the unique history of Coal Creek
and people want to learn more and actually stand where the events took
Gary Tackett, the Sentry of Militia Hill
Plan] [Map] [Photo
[Bank Stabilization Projects]
[Deadwood Removal Days] [Discovery Day 2000] [Scrape,
& Clean Day 2000]
[Historic Fraterville Mine Disaster Field Trip
2001] [Fraterville Mine Disaster 100th
[Coal Creek War and Mining Disasters] [Mine
[CMD] [Economic Benefits]
[Motor Discovery Trail] [Historic
[Partners] [Schools in Watershed]
[Mark the Trail Day]
[Coal Creek Health Days]
[Briceville School History Field
Trips] [Ghost Stories]
[Trout Stuff] [Join
Coal Region Roundtable]
[Articles in the News] [Dream Contest]
Creek Watershed Foundation, Inc. 2000 through 2017
CELEBRATING OUR 17th YEAR!!