Culture
4:27 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Trail of Tears 175th Anniversary Observed at MCLIB

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The Indian Removal Act of 1830 brought more than 15,000 Cherokee through the WKMS service region.  Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library presents the president of the Kentucky Trail of Tears Association, Alice Murphree of Hopkinsville, in observance of this year's 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears, part of the removal of native peoples from lands east of the Mississippi.  Ms. Murphree tells Kate Lochte more about the research she's done to certify sites on the Trail.

Alice Murphree of Hopkinsville serves as president of the Kentucky Trail of Tears Association and as Board Member of The National Trail of Tears Association.  She is the Evenings Upstairs speaker for the McCracken County Public Library Thursday at 7 p.m.  The Library's on 555 Washington Street in Paducah.

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