Tennessee Timeline: DeSoto to Desert Storm, Interview with Ranger Jessica Gossett

October 3, 2019

One of the features of Bicentennial Mall State Park in Nashville is the Tennessee Timeline.  A  wall which runs the length of the Southwest side of the park, denotes key events of Tennessee history, from prehistoric times up until 1996, when the park was constructed.  An event to be held October 18 and 19, 2019 will showcase this park feature with living history vignettes along its length.  Talented individuals from throughout the State Park System will be the costumed presenters.  I sit down with Ranger Jessica Gossett to hear details of the program, and to hear a little bit of her personal story as a young leader in our Park System.



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About Mark

Mark Thomas Fraley is a lawyer (now retired) in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). Prior to starting law practice in 1987, Mark was active in the field of Parks and Recreation. He was the first Parks and Recreation Director for the cities of Gatlinburg and Sevierville Tennessee. He was the founding program administrator for the Parks and Recreation Technical Advisory Service (PARTAS) and served as Assistant Commissioner of Conservation and Director or Parks and Recreation for the State of Tennessee.

University of Cincinnati, 1974, Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
Nashville School of Law, 1983, Doctor of Jurisprudence

License to Practice Law, Tennessee Supreme Court (1983) BPR# 10448
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (1987)
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, (1994)

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