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Unveilings at Cedartown and Cave Spring

Photo of the unveiling of the Cedartown exhibits
New exhibits were dedicated in Cedartown, Georgia, to commemorate the Trail of Tears at a Cherokee removal camp site.
Georgia Chapter, Trail of Tears Association
 
Spring Cave, Georgia, Signage Unveiling photo

Ribbon cutting of Original Route signage by Cherokee Chief Chad Smith and members of the Cherokee Nation.

Georgia Chapter, Trail of Tears Association

On April 19, 2011, hundreds of people gathered for the unveiling of exhibits about Cedar Town Camp, a Cherokee removal camp in Georgia, which was a part of the Trail of Tears. The group also drove a segment of the original, historic route to dedicate Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Original Route signage at Cave Spring, where a Cherokee cabin was recently rediscovered.

View the exhibits:
Removal Camps and the Trail of Tears

News article:
Trail of Tears sign unveiled at Big Spring Park

Excerpt from article (link above): Georgia and Oklahoma Native American officials joined historians, Cedartown and Polk County elected officials, National Park Service officials, and those from the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association at noon Tuesday to dedicate an interpretative sign along the creek just off of Wissachikon Avenue in Cedartown...

Did You Know?

Elkhorn Taven at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, on Trail of Tears National Historic Site

Much of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail is on waterways. People were moved onto boats and traveled along the Mississippi River, and then disembarked and walked.