Jimi Hendrix, Dunbar Cave honored with Tennessee Songs Pathways markers

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – In celebration of Nationwide Journey and Tourism 7 days, Clarksville-Montgomery County and the state of Tennessee honored Jimi Hendrix and Dunbar Cave Point out Park by setting up “Tennessee Tunes Pathways” markers.

Assistant Commissioner of Promoting Brian Wagner, with the Tennessee Office of Vacationer Progress, joined area officials and neighborhood leaders in the unveiling of the markers on Friday. The marker remembering rock star Jimi Hendrix was unveiled on the 3rd Road aspect of Downtown Commons, and the marker for Dunbar Cave was unveiled in entrance of the visitor center at the park.

Hendrix, who was from Seattle, acquired his initial guitar at the age of 15 and afterwards  enlisted in the Military, signing up for the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell in 1961. He performed in clubs in and close to Clarksville, which included Nashville, wherever he briefly resided in the early ’60s. Hendrix’s previous regarded excursion to Clarksville was in 1963 to Collins Songs Retailer on Commerce Street.

Dunbar Cave and the surrounding space was a well known vacation resort for a lot of yrs from all around 1875 to 1973, when it turned a state park. Early in its enhancement, cabins were being added and an synthetic lake, now Swan Lake, was crafted and later on enlarged. Many well-liked big bands played at the bandstand at the mouth of the cave setting up around 1931. State audio star Roy Acuff ordered the web site in 1948 and made quite a few additions to the vacation resort just before providing it in 1966, and the state acquired the residence in 1973.

For additional on Dunbar Cave and for cave tour data, take a look at tnstateparks.com/parks/dunbar-cave.

Launched by the Tennessee Office of Tourist Enhancement in 2018, Tennessee Tunes Pathways is an on the net organizing information that connects site visitors to the state’s abundant musical heritage at tnmusicpathways.com.