"There are few places in the Upper Cumberlands that are not special
to someone. There are even fewer places that are special to everyone.
Scott's Gulf is one of those places."
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- Fax of Timber Bid Solicitation, September 1996
This letter solicited bids on "all merchantable pine and hardwood timber and pulpwood 12" DBH and above," on the Scott's Gulf Bridgestone/Firestone property.
- The Tennnessean's news coverage of the September 11 timber bid solicitation.
- The Sparta Expositor's news coverage of the September 11 timber bid solicitation.
- Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson's (R-TN) October 11th letter to Bridgestone/Firestone.
- Bridgestone/Firestone's announcement to the media on October 28, 1996 regarding the expiration of Doyle's option to purchase.
- Bridgestone/Firestone announcement that it was removing its Scott's Gulf property from the market indefinitely, November 22, 1996.
- The Herald-Citizen's coverage of the announcement is also available.
- The Scott's Gulf Committee's response to Bridgestone/Firestone's announcement from November 27, 1996.
- The Scott's Gulf Committee's follow-up letter with suggestions on how people could personally help the effort, from December 4, 1996.
- This Letter to the Editor, published on December 8 in The Tennessean, is an excellent example of how letter-writing on a related subject was used to call attention to the Scott's Gulf issue. This one discussed the irony of Tennessee's state park situation and why it was important for the state to set Scott's Gulf aside.
- An excellent editorial published in the Nashville Banner on December 13, 1996.
- Here is a brief announcement from December 23, 1996, about the Tennessee Trails Association award the Scott's Gulf Committee received for its efforts.
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