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Saturday – Sparta History Tour, Sparta, TN – Dunlap Coke Ovens.

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August 21, 2021 @ 7:30 am 1:00 pm

We will tour historic Dunlap Cove Ovens which operated from 1899 to 1927. A total of 268 Stone Ovens had been built by that time and many are still visible. The Trail of Tears also passed through this area. A replica of the Company Store Commissary which is now the museum was constructed in the late 1980’s on its original spot. The museum currently houses the largest collections of regional historic coal mining photographs in the State of Tennessee with hundreds of donated artifacts on display. We will walk the grounds and see the remains of many ovens. Afterward we will have lunch at the Cookie Jar restaurant with good southern cooking and excellent desserts. Depart Central Baptist Church, 1346 S Main St, Crossville, TN SE parking lot at 9am CDST. Bring water and a snack. Gas cost is $5. Participants may contact Bill Harris by email titan55@charter.net additional info.

Bill Harris titan55@charter.net

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