The Tennessee General Assembly recognized the 5th grade class at Briceville Elementary School for their efforts to preserve the history of Coal Creek.
The major events studied by the students include:
Tony Thomas and Linda Gunderson performing the songs "Coal Creek War", "When the Mines Grew Still in Fratersville", and others about the history of the Coal Creek Watershed.
Exploring the bridge where Dick Drummond was hung by the state militia in 1892 during the Coal Creek War with our guests from Channel 10 News.
Exploring the trench around the site of Fort
Anderson on Militia Hill built by the militia during the
Learning about the Fraterville Mine Disaster at the Fraterville Itinerant Cemetery with our host Mr. Owen Bailey.
message of James Elliott from his headstone
at Leach Cemetery.
Exploring the cemetery at Briceville Community Church where miners killed at the Fraterville Mine in 1902 and the Cross Mountain Mine in 1911 are buried.
Kim, Nick, and Dustin reading farewell messages
Special thanks to Bob Stephan and Cracker Barrel for accommodating us during lunch. Also, thanks to the Knoxville Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers for providing the funding for the trip.
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CELEBRATING OUR 16th YEAR!!