Clarksville was the home of Wilma Rudolph, one of the most celebrated female athletes of all time. The 20th of 22 children, Rudolph was born in 1940 and until she was 12 couldn’t walk without crutches or braces.
In junior high school she joined the basketball team but didn’t play for several years. But her athletic skills eventually blossomed, and in 1960 she became the first American woman to win three gold medals when she did so as a track and field athlete at the Olympic Games in Rome. For more information on Wilma Rudolph, click here.
Here's a photograph of the Montgomery County Courthouse.
We love the booklets you all have provided! What a terrific resource to use in learning about our great state of Tennessee.
—Rebecca Baird, Teacher, Wynn Elementary, Campbell County