Norris to Celebrate Dedication of Randolph Bluff Park

October 7, 2008

Norris to Celebrate Dedication of Randolph Bluff Park

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) will join community members, leaders, historians, and conservationists for the dedication of the Randolph Bluff Historical Park along the Mississippi River in Tipton County this week.

At Noon on Saturday, October 11, a lunch gathering and kick-off party will be held at the site at 198 Ballard Slough Road in Drummonds.  Norris will address the crowd, as will State Rep. Craig Fitzhugh and Tipton County Executive Jeff Huffman.  The event will include free food, information about the future of the site, and a timeline of living history covering the Native Americans, French explorers, and Civil War soldiers.

The site, one of the few Mississippi River bluff sites accessible to the public, was acquired through funding by the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation earlier this year.

Norris, whose 32nd Senate District borders the Mississippi River over four West Tennessee counties, is working with the state and federal governments to achieve scenic byway designation for the area.

“This site is rich with historical and environmental significance.  It will play an important role in the future of Tipton County and West Tennessee as tourism fuels the economic development and resurgence of our river corridor.  It is a magnificent combination of the past and promise of the future,” said Norris.

Senator Norris represents the West Tennessee Counties of Shelby, Tipton, Lauderdale, and Dyer in the General Assembly.

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