The West Tennessee Great War Project was established as part of the work of the Tennessee Great War Commission, and focuses exclusively on the area of Tennessee West of the Tennessee River. The Great War Commission was established in 2014 to develop and execute projects and activities that facilitate recognition of the 100 year anniversary of World War I. The West Tennessee Great War Project aims to:
This joint venture between the University of Tennessee at Martin and Union University was led by the husband-wife team of Drs. Alice-Catherine Carls (UTMartin) and Stephen D. Carls (Union University).
This trip was an opportunity to commemorate the centenary of the Great War (1914-1918).
UTMartin students were the first recipients of the Coleman Family Legacy Scholarship. We wish to thank Martha Edinger for her generous support of UTMartin History Majors.
Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls has received a $ 2,000.00 matching grant toward the restoration of the World War I Memorial Fountain in Jackson, Tennessee, as one of the first 50 recipients of such grants. The grant is part of a program entitled “100 Cities, 100 Memorials” that was initiated by the Pritzker Military Museum and Library with the United States World War I Centennial Commission. The World War I Memorial Fountain will be designated as an official World War I Memorial. The dedication of the restored fountain is scheduled for the 2018 Veterans Day weekend. A podcast about this project is available at: http://www.podcast.worldwar1centennial.org/e/financing-wwi-episode-67/ go directly to Minute 40:25
WWI Places of Interest in West Tennessee
Research - Hanna Baker, UTM Student
Graphics Prepared by Ann Funkhouser