Unveilings at Cedartown and Cave Spring
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.
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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?
President Andrew Jackson began to aggressively implement a broad policy of Indian removal in the 1830s. This policy, combined with the discovery of gold on Cherokee land in northern Georgia in 1828, led to their removal to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) on the Trail of Tears.