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Flatboats at Foothills Elementary

Among the proud boat and float designers testing their watercrafts are Cody Smith, Emily Bihl, Erin Smith, Madison Coulter, Cara Carruthers, Lauren Williamson, Meredith Reeder, Lexi Eineke and, in the back, Ashley Margeson.

Among the proud boat and float designers testing their watercrafts are Cody Smith, Emily Bihl, Erin Smith, Madison Coulter, Cara Carruthers, Lauren Williamson, Meredith Reeder, Lexi Eineke and, in the back, Ashley Margeson.

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  • Foothills Elementary fourth graders show off their floats and boats as part of their class project around the classic novel “Buffalo Knife,” by William Steele, a story about a family’s 1,000 mile trip on a flatboat down the Tennessee River.
  • Among the proud boat and float designers testing their watercrafts are Cody Smith, Emily Bihl, Erin Smith, Madison Coulter, Cara Carruthers, Lauren Williamson, Meredith Reeder, Lexi Eineke and, in the back, Ashley Margeson.
  • A couple of flatboats take a lazy trip downstream on Pistol Creek just like flatboats in the novel “Buffalo Knife.”
  • Preparing to launch their boats on Pistol Creek are, from left, John Harbin, Andrew Ashmore, Erin Smith, Hannah Morgan and, seated, Sarah Mills and Spencer Lower.
  • Stacy Harrelson, left, and Melissa Lafollette retrieve the crafts at the end of their journey on Pistol Creek.
  • One tropical-looking flatboat reaches the rapids on Pistol Creek.
  • Teacher Jimmy Reagan looks on and laughs as Mark Foley takes an involuntary dip in the stream as they guide their flatboats.
  • Shelby Tipton, left, and Holly Foley smile while clutching the remains of a boat.

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