Authors: Charles M. Walker, John L. Butler
Hardcover, 348 pages
Historic Clarksville 1784-2004, by Charles M. Walker and John L. Butler, tells the colorful 220-year story of a rugged frontier settelment that has evolved into the thriving city it is today. . This 348-page second edition has been updated to include significant events of the past 20 years. One special chapter contains a remarkable collection of photographs, diagrams and stories that chronicle the devasting tornado of 1999 and the city's remarkable recovery. Another chapter also records the deployment and return of Fort Campbell troops from Iraq in 2003-2004. Historic Clarksville is a revealing, absorbing account of a city founded at the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers. From the flatboat flotilla that brough courageous settlers in 1780, to Clarksville's subsequent rise as a major tobacco center and port, to the trauma this city suffered from the Civil War, to economic recovery forged by enterprising entrepreneurs in the age of industrilization, to historical highlights of the famed 101st Airborne Scremaing Eagles you wil get to know the personalities and events that are brought to life within these pages.