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November 23, 2005

Historical Society Publication Announced

A volume containing more than 425 histories of Campbell County Families is for sale at the Campbell County Historical Society. The limited edition publication is expected to arrive from the printing firm near the end of 22005. The hardbound book contains more than 420 pages of text and approximately 60 pages of vintage photos submitted by family researchers. It will be available until Jan. 31, 2006 or as long as the supply lasts for $35. The price increaces to $40 on Feb. 1, 2006. A complete list of the names or titles of families included in this book is available from the society, as well as reservation forms for anyone desiring to purchase a copy.

The Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, so purchases of the book are tax deductible. Funds from the sale of the book will be used for the mission of the society, which is to preserve and promote the history of Campbell County.

"This is the first volume published by the Society." said Trulene Nash, vice-president of publications. "It will be used for years as a genealogical resource for decendants of Campbell County residents. But it is more than genealogy- there are many interesting narratives about the people, their lifestyles and events that took place here before our time."

Book reservations are available through the Campbell County Historical Society Museum and Library at 235 East Central Street in downtown La Follette.

Genealogy Camp For Kids

Camp for families to learn together

Family history and fun are part of the program for the Family Tree Camp at the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS). The camp is designed for kids to bring along a family member and research their family tree. The camp will be held July 11-14, 2005 from 9 am to 12 pm at The East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.

During the four days of the camp, participants will enjoy learning methods to research their family tree, such as talking to older relatives, using original records, visiting cemeteries, researching in the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, and collecting photographs and family heirlooms. Kids can bring a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle with them to explore their families genealogy.

"The Family History Camp provides as excellent opportunity to share family stories and the adventure of learning, and to give a child an appreciation of family and history," said Lisa Oakley, ETHS curator of education.

The camp is designed for children ages 9 and up. Cost is 35$ per child and 5$ for each accompanying adult. Register before June 30th by calling Lisa Oakley at (865) 215-8828 or by email at

Founded is 1834, the East Tennessee Historical Society is one of the oldest cultral institutions in the state of Tennessee. ETHS, a non-profit organization headquartered in Knoxville, is dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and promoting the history of East Tennessee. The society's activities and exhibits are made possible through the support of its membership. For more information about the Family Tree Camp or The East Tennessee Historical Society, please call 865-215-8824, or visit the ETHS website at

Taken from The Volunteer Times

The Delap Dedication Cemerony

The dedication ceremony to The Delap Cemetery will be on June 11, 2005 at 11 am at the cemetery, Delap Road, Just 1\2 mile north of Woodson shopping mall.

For more information call; 423-566-3581



The Pellissippi Genealogical & Historical Society will hold it's annual
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP on Saturday, May 14, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. until Noon at
the David Hall Cabin (Revolutionary War Patriot).  The cabin is located near
the TVA Bull-Run Steam Plant on Old Edgemore Road at New Henderson Road,
Claxton, Tennessee. (N3602' W08409')

o Emphasis on Preserving Local History & Genealogy
o Vendors of Genealogy Books,
o Genealogy Materials, Forms, Catalogs & Literature
o East Tennessee History
o Kingston Demolition Range (Oak Ridge) Photographs Project on CD
o Door Prizes
o Refreshments
o Free Admission
o Everyone is Welcome
For additional information, contact us at:
Pellissippi Genealogical & Historical Society
118 South Hicks Street
Clinton, TN 37716
phone: Mary Harris 865 457 6242 or Ron Evans 865 938 4364
Pellissippi Genealogical & Historical Society
118 South Hicks Street
Clinton, TN 37716


Knoxville Journal; Jan 27-Feb 2, 2005
A circle of miners' graves laid out in the Leach Cemetery more than a 
century ago - casualties of the Fraterville Mine disaster of 1902 - has been  added
to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Coal Creek Watershed Foundation, a nonprofit group that promotes 
environmental conservation and historic preservation in the former mining  community,
will hold a dedication May 19 - the 103rd anniversary of the  Fraterville
Mine Explosion.
An estimated 200 men and boys died in the disaster, one of the worst in  U.S.
mining history.  Several miners, trapped after the explosion, left  touching
notes to loved ones before they suffocated.
The victims were buried in 20 cemeteries.  But the largest group was  in
Leach Cemetery, where their graves dramatically circled a monument.
Tony Van Winkle of the East Tennessee Development District nominated the 
site for inclusion on the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of 
Follow this link to view the cemetery.


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