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Fort Donelson Natl Battlefield

Fort Donelson

(Dover TN) Fort Donelson National Battlefield preserves the site of the first major victory by Union forces in the Civil War, and which made General U.S. Grant famous. (soldiers said U.S. stood for Unconditional Surrender) The battle was also the first use of ironclad gunboats commanded by Flag Officer Andrew Foote. The capture secured access […]

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Homeplace 1850-LBL

Homeplace 1850s

(Grand Rivers KY to Dover TN) Another attraction at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area was a recreated homestead they called The Homeplace. Period buildings were moved from around the area to form a typical subsistence farm from the 1850s period. Volunteers, dressed for the times, demonstrate throughout the year with chores typical for […]

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Cherokee NF

(Tellico Plains TN) The Cherokee National Forest-Tellico Ranger District had several camping possibilities. So I headed up the Cherohala Skyway, a paved winding mountain road, to find camps for the next week. Indian Boundary CG was the largest developed campground with all the amenities, paved roads, good size sites, woods, camp store, etc. Situated on […]

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