MAY 2013

Coal Creek Scholar Jonathan Sharp
Graduates from
Eastern Kentucky University

Another successful
Coal Creek Scholar!

One of the first kids we met in Coal Creek in 2000 was Jonathan Sharp.  Jonathan was out in the creek looking for fish and critters when we came upon him.  He charmed us from the first hello.  In 2008, we awarded him our Nantglo Scholarship as the story shows at www.coalcreekaml.com/NantgloWinners2008.htm.

Jonathan has done us proud and recently graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with his BS in Business Administration.  He has begun a new job as a football coach at Clinton High School.  He is also a Crisis Assistant at the Anderson County Learning Center.

Thanks for making us look smart for our investment in you, Jonathan!


Coal Creek Watershed Foundation receives
The East Tennessee Historical Society's
Community History Award

7 May 2013

L to R:  Carol Moore, Barry Thacker & Cherel Henderson

Cherel Henderson of The East Tennessee Historical Society presents the
Community History Award to the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation
"for its stellar work to research, document, and preserve the nationally
significant history of the Coal Creek community, including the
Coal Creek War, the abolishment of Tennessee's convict labor system, and
the Fraterville and Cross Mountain mining disasters, and especially
for employing history as a means to foster pride in family
and place, ensuring that this history survives for generations to come."


Fort Anderson on Militia Hill getting noticed!

Thanks to reports from Gary Tackett, our official SENTRY of Militia Hill, we have learned that visits are noticeably up!  This just shortly after the official dedication of Fort Anderson on Militia Hill being listed on the National Register and the signing of the Treaty of Peace to end the Coal Creek War.  Knoxville News Sentinel writer Bob Fowler's story was picked up by the Associated Press, and the Chris Silcox story in the Clinton Courier News documented the signing of the peace treaty  www.coalcreekaml.com/newsCour05192013.pdf.  Word is spreading about the unique history of Coal Creek and people want to learn more and actually stand where the events took place.


Gary Tackett, the Sentry of Militia Hill


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