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Grand Junction in Hardeman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Bird Dog Field Trials

 
 
First Bird Dog Field Trials Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. First Bird Dog Field Trials Marker
Inscription.  Tennessee State Sportsmen's Association hosted America's first public bird dog field trial near Memphis in 1874. Field trials began at Grand Junction in 1881. Various clubs hosted annual trials here. Grand Junction hosted its first National Field Trial Championship in 1900; nearby Ames Plantation soon became its permanent site. The National Bird Dog Museum, featuring pointing, flushing, and retrieving breeds, opened here in 1991.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 39.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 3.022′ N, 89° 11.583′ W. Marker is in Grand Junction, Tennessee, in Hardeman County. Marker is on State Highway 57, on the right when traveling east. Located in front of the National Bird Dog Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Junction TN 38039, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Junction (approx.
First Bird Dog Field Trials Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. First Bird Dog Field Trials Marker
0.3 miles away); Woodlawn (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Gloster - Anderson Graveyard (approx. 2.4 miles away); Immanuel Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); LaGrange (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grierson's Raid (approx. 2.9 miles away); La Grange (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Bird Dog Foundation. The foundation administers the museum. (Submitted on May 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Statues in front of the Museum image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Statues in front of the Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,009 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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