Tannehill GEAR UP Students Visit Fort Gibson Historic Site

Tannehill eighth grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Fort Gibson Historic Site in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Students began the day by watching a video about the history of Fort Gibson. After the video, took a walking tour of the site, which includes a reconstruction of the early log fort and the stockade, as well as original buildings from the mid-1800s. GEAR UP students learned that Fort Gibson served as a pivotal role in the political, social and economic upheaval that marked the westward expansion of the United States. Fort Gibson Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark with operating support provided by the Cherokee Nation, and is used for tours and a number of special history events and programs throughout the year.

The field trip was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. Eastern received a $17 million federal GEAR UP grant in 2017, and will serve more than 3,000 students in 39 area schools for seven years.

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