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Friends of the Park
P.O. Box 748
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Phone 423.648.5623
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Tri-State Civil War Association
   Park Ranger Honored By Southeastern Climbers Coalition  
 
Friday, November 17 2006 @ 10:00 AM EST
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fotpOn November 4, 2006, the Southeastern Climbers Coalition presented National Park Service Ranger Dennis Curry with their award for outstanding service to the climbing community. Curry helped organize the Coalition's first ever Sunset Park Trail Day earlier this year.

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   'Two Flags' Program Coming to Cravens House  
 
Friday, November 17 2006 @ 09:39 AM EST
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The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association (TCWPA) is sponsoring "Two Flags Over Tennessee: Reclaiming Our Civil War Heritage," a two-year statewide plan to fly two Civil War-era flags: an 1861 version of the U.S. "Stars and Stripes" featuring 34 stars, and the 11-star, 1861 Confederate "First National" flag, known as the "Stars and Bars," over all of Tennessee's most significant Civil War battlefields. To commemorate the battle of Lookout Mountain, the Two Flags will fly at Craven's House on Friday, November 24, 2006 (the 143d anniversary of the battle). All are invited to attend.
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   Civil War Historian Cubbison To Speak November 13 At TN Aquarium  
 
Thursday, November 09 2006 @ 05:16 PM EST
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fotpFriends of Moccasin Bend, sister organization to the Friends of the Park, invites the public to a free program to be held Monday evening at 7 PM at the Tennessee Aquarium auditorium in downtown Chattanooga. Featured speaker will be civil war historian Douglas R. Cubbison.  read more (98 words)


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   Park Observes 143rd Anniversary of Battles for Chattanooga  
 
Tuesday, November 07 2006 @ 09:27 AM EST
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Acting Superintendent Mark Hardgrove of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce a number of special interpretive programs scheduled for Saturday, November18 and Sunday, November 19, 2006, in commemoration of the 143rd Anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga. The Battles were fought November 23-25, 1863, and brought a close to the five-month Chattanooga Campaign. During these battles, Union forces under the command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant assaulted Confederate forces on Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, forcing the Confederate Army of Tennessee to retreat to Dalton, Georgia.  read more (755 words)


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   'Rock Of Chickamauga' Tour Announced  
 
Tuesday, October 31 2006 @ 01:36 PM EST
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fotpChattanooga Regional History Museum and Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park team up on Saturday, November 18th for a Battle of Chattanooga tour. The tour will begin at 1 PM at the Museum, 400 Chestnut Street in downtown Chattanooga. Pricing and transportation are still being determined. Interested participants should call the Museum after November 5th (423-265-3247) for final details.  read more (211 words)


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   'Play For The Park' Hits 'Hole In One' For Friends!  
 
Tuesday, October 31 2006 @ 01:31 PM EST
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fotpFriends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park played for the Park (golf, that is) at their 2nd annual Leonard Fant ‘Play For The Park’ tournament on October 5th and raised more than $16,000 that the Friends will devote to projects supporting and promoting our area's national park.

Read more about the day in this article, which also recognizes the generous sponsors and contributors who helped make the day an important one for the Friends!

GENERAL LEVEL SPONSORS
Blood Assurance of Chattanooga
Capital Bank
Chattanooga Track Club
Coca-Cola Bottling of Chattanooga
Leonard Fant
First Tennessee
Gateway Bank
Hutcheson Medical Center
Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe
Northwest Georgia Bank
Ringgold Telephone Company



Serving as volunteer bag valets and beverage cart drivers were Capital Bank employees Beth Roberson (left) and Tonya Moore (right). They worked hard to keep players such as Ken Bennet (center left) and tournament honoree Leonard Fant (center right) happy and hydrated during the warm fall afternoon.  read more (614 words)


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   Skonberg Named 2006 Haskins Award Winner  
 
Friday, September 29 2006 @ 04:21 PM EDT
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Since 1998, the Friends have presented their Drew Haskins, Jr. Memorial Award to a series of individuals who have demonstrated outstanding devotion to the Park by sharing their time and talent toward promoting and preserving it. This year, the Friends are pleased to give this honor to George Skonberg, director since 1994 of Chattanooga Track Club's oldest and biggest running event: The Chickamauga Chase.

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   It's Time Again To Play For The Park!  
 
Friday, September 29 2006 @ 04:14 PM EDT
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fotpFoursomes from around the region will descend again on Battlefield Golf Club on October 5 for a lively 18-hole competition to honor community advocate Leonard Fant and support the Friends.

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   Friends honored for 20 years of preservation efforts  
 
Tuesday, July 25 2006 @ 01:52 PM EDT
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Edwin C. Bearss, Historian Emeritus, National Park Service

The Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park (FOP) were recently recognized by the Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia with its Edwin C. Bearss Preservation Award.  read more (1,262 words)


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   38th Running of Chickamauga Chase to benefit Friends of the Park  
 
Monday, April 10 2006 @ 03:19 PM EDT
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fotpOn Saturday, April 15, runners from around the tri-state area and beyond will gather at Chickamauga Battlefield for the annual Chickamauga Chase road race, an event that for many years has benefitted Friends of the Park.


Andddd...they're off! Traditionally, The Chase attracts several hundred runners, walkers and volunteers.  read more (178 words)


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