Students volunteer to install six
How did you spend your weekend?
out the very first
Occupy Coal Creek in 1892!
Did you spend it protesting at
…or performing a community service to qualify for a college scholarship at Occupy Coal Creek?
During the time between the Occupy Knoxville/Occupy Wall Street protests and the turkey shoot in Briceville, Coal Creek scholars from Anderson County High School installed historical markers along the Fraterville Miners’ Memorial Highway. The markers inform visitors to Coal Creek about the Coal Creek War, 1902 Fraterville Mine Disaster, and 1911 Cross Mountain Mine Disaster.
Someday, the Coal Creek students can show their grandchildren the markers and say, “I helped install them to qualify for a scholarship to attend college.” With their college educations, the Occupy Coal Creek participants can become the “fat cats” who are envied by the protesters at Occupy Knoxville/Occupy Wall Street.
Special thanks to Mark Morgan, Mark Mowery, and Lucinda Burnham from Norris Dam State Park for augering the holes to make the job of installing the markers much easier.
Which group do you think used their time more wisely? If given the opportunity, which group would you hire?
More details about the history behind the markers can be found at http://www.coalcreekaml.com/Legacy.htm.
The beautiful markers were produced by the southwell company, www.southwellco.com . Thanks to Toni Noto and their staff for the great service we received!
FINE VOLUNTEERS INCLUDED:
Plan] [Map] [Photo
[Bank Stabilization Projects]
[Deadwood Removal Days] [Discovery Day 2000] [Scrape, Paint & Clean Day 2000]
[Historic Fraterville Mine Disaster Field Trip 2001] [Fraterville Mine Disaster 100th Anniversary]
[Coal Creek War and Mining Disasters] [Mine Reclamation Lessons]
[CMD] [Economic Benefits] [Motor Discovery Trail] [Historic Cemeteries]
[Partners] [Schools in Watershed] [Mark the Trail Day]
[Awards] [Coal Creek Health Days]
[Briceville School History Field Trips] [Ghost Stories]
[Trout Stuff] [Join Us] [Eastern Coal Region Roundtable]
[Articles in the News] [Dream Contest]
Creek Watershed Foundation, Inc. 2000 through 2017
CELEBRATING OUR 17th YEAR!!