15 Jan Digging Into the Archaeology Report That Stopped the Cloud Hill Development
As Stephen Elliott reported last week for the Scene, the Cloud Hill Development and all potential redevelopment of the Greer Stadium portion of Fort Negley Park is off the table thanks to the results of the Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research group’s survey of the area.
The 144 page survey is available online, but I’m planning on hitting some of the highlights for you in the coming days.
Let’s start with the most important thing first: No, they did not find the bodies of the workers who built the fortifications around town, including Fort Negley.
You might hear that they did, because that’s the easiest way to explain why everything that had been planned for that area has now been dropped like a hot potato, but that’s not what has happened.