David Crockett State Park/Lawrenceburg Trail of Tears Photo Gallery
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Color guard leading the Lawrenceburg Trail of Tears Memorial Walk.
The drum accompanies the Lawrenceburg Trail of Tears Memorial Walk.
A longtime participant in the Lawrenceburg Trail of Tears Memorial Walk, State Senator Joey Hensley addresses the crowd.
Wally Leary, Cleata Townsend, and Vicky Garland of the Tennessee Trail of Tears Association, and Pat Cummins of the Native History Association.
Hope Springs Park, near the ford used on the Trail of Tears.
Hope Springs Park has benches and picnic tables.
Shoal Creek, near the ford used by the Cherokee.
Another view of Shoal Creek near the Trail of Tears ford.
David Crockett State Park has plenty of picnic shelters and tables.
The park also has play areas for the kids.
The very popular park restaurant has great food.
View of the lake from David Crockett State Park Restaurant.
The Visitor Center Museum at David Crockett State Park.
Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier.
Crockett in Lawrence County.
This exhibit shows what the inside of a typical log cabin home would have looked like.
Crockett operated a grist mill, a gunpowder mill, and a distillery.
The Museum has a working model of a water wheel.
A model of Crockett's still.
A drawing of Crockett's office done from memory by a Lawrence County elder in 1969.
There are several intact sections of the Trail of Tears roadbed in the park.
Park manager John Bass walks a section of the old road, which parallels the park road for much of it's length.
Ardeen Walters inspects another Trail of Tears section. Ardeen and Vicky Garland of the Tennessee Trail of Tears Association did much of the research that identified the Trail of Tears route through the park.
On 11/29/2012 Vicky Garland of the Tennessee Trail of Tears association organized a group tour of the Trail of Tears sections in the park. Left to right:
Ward Weems, John Bass, and John Froeschauer (Tennessee State Parks), Ardeen Walters, Vicky Garland, Bob Richards (TDEC), Amy Kostine (MTSU Center for Historic Preservation).
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