IJAMS WALK-ABOUTS: Ijams Quarry History Hike

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Date(s) - September 22, 2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am



Mead’s Quarry (approximately 1890)

(Ages 10 and up) In the early 1900s, Knoxville was known as Marble City because of all the Tennessee Marble exported from local quarries but today those quarrying operations are largely gone. In the past 20 years, Ijams took over the management responsibilities of two of those former working quarries: Mead’s and Ross Marble. On this History Hike, Ijams senior naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales will visit all four quarry pits and talk about their history.

The fee for this program is $6 per person. To register online, visit our Eventbrite page. Members can enter the discount code QUARRY for a $1 discount on program fees.

To register by phone, please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110. Pre-payment is required for this event, and you may register online or over the phone. Payment is required within 48 hours or your spot will be released.

REFUND POLICY: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before event start date.