Avery Trace Wagon Train

On April 20, 2010 a wagon train began their journey from Gainesboro, Tennessee on their way back to Bledsoe's Fort in Castalian Springs, Tennessee. Hartsville was proud to receive this group of fine men and women for lunch on Thursday, April 22. Eighteen boys and girls from Head Start and thirteen from Kiddiegarden welcomed the riders by waving American flags on either side of the road. The meal consisted of burgers, hot dogs, barbecue, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, corn salad, deviled eggs, cornbread and cornsticks, drinks, molasses cookies, skillet cobblers, and chocolate apple pudding. There was a great crowd of spectators who came out to show their support. Click here to read more details about Historic Avery Trace.

Buddy Hughes and Dan Belcher from The American Legion presented the Wagon Train with an American Flag, a wonderful surprise.

Videos of Wagon Train at Hartsville and Bledsoe's Fort

Wagon Train into Hartsville    Wagon Train leaving Hartsville    Wagon Train into Bledsoe's Fort

Photos of Wagon Train at Hartsville


The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of our sponsers and volunteers who provided the food and assisted with the children and food service at the event: Heritage Propane, Trousdale Comfort Heat & Air, North Central Telephone Cooperative, Tri-County Electric, North Central Security Services, Four Lake RIDA, Anthony Funeral Home, Hartsville Dental Care, Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville, Rep. Stratton Bone, Pat Langford, Key Kare Learning Academy, Eleanor Ford, Louis and Bonnie Crocco, Ms. Susan's Learning & Child Care, Hartsville Goodyear, Kiddiegarden, Sheriff Ray Russell, Henry and Linda Case, Linda Gregory and Dale Dies from Trousdale Bank & Trust, Terry's Bakery & Deli, Tully's Bistro, Tim Roberson, and Jerome Stewart.