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CANCELLED – Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park & Johnsonville State Historic Park

murfreesboro

March 12 All day

“Pick a Park” series. Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park and Johnsonville State Historic Park. 4 miles total rated easy. Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park began as a local park constructed by the Works Progress Administration, a Depression Era work recovery program. Now, as a Tennessee State Park, it is home to the Tennessee River Folklife Interpretive Center and Museum situated on one of the highest points in West Tennessee, Pilot Knob. The center features the lifeways and customs of folks on the Tennessee River including musseling, crafts, commercial fishing, and more. We’ll meet at the Pilot Knob Interpretive Center at 9:00 am CT, tour the museum and hike the 3-mile trail. Then we’ll travel to Johnsonville to be there by 1:00 pm CT for the ranger led tour to the Link Farm site. This is a Mississippian Indian mound site, where in 1894 a tenant farmer working a garden plot at the site uncovered what has come to be known as the Duck River Cache, one of the most impressive caches of prehistoric ceremonial items ever discovered in the southeastern United States. A $10 registration fee is required, refundable due to inclement weather. Register for the 1:00 pm CT tour at https://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/
Bring water, lunch, and wear sturdy hiking boots. For more information or to sign up, contact Jeanne Conatser at 615-971-8894 or djconatser@comcast.net.

Jeanne Conatser

(615) 971-8894

Grassy area with split rail fencing. Civil war cannon and Tennessee River in the distance
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