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Briceville ES students to take special history field trip

This Friday, students at Briceville Elementary School will take a very special History Field trip in Anderson County which falls on the 115th anniversary of the Great Fraterville Mine Explosion where 216 men and boys perished.  http://www.coalcreekaml.com/Legacy4.htm.

Powell Harmon’s great-great-great grandson will read Powell’s farewell letter over his grave.  If you’re not familiar with the story of Powell Harmon and his son Condy Harmon, it’s recorded on a historical marker at Briceville Public Library http://www.hmdb.org/Photos3/379/Photo379018o.jpg.

Condy Harmon is buried next to his father in Longfield Cemetery.

The 17th Annual Briceville School History Field Trip this year will be held on May 19th, 2017, the 115th anniversary of the Great Fraterville Mine Explosion.  Needless to say, students will be visiting the site of the explosion and the cemeteries where Fraterville miners are buried.

The trip is open to the public and we will leave Briceville School at 8:00 am.

If you can’t join us for all of the morning, this is our planned itinerary:


8:30  Fraterville Itinerant Miners Cemetery

9:00  Fraterville Mine

10:00  Fraterville Miners Circle – Leach Cemetery

10:30  Longfield Cemetery

11:00  Wilson Cemetery

11:30  Cracker Barrel

1:00   Briceville Church

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