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Smokies Wildlife in Winter Wilderness - by Sharon Hurst

Smokies Wildlife in Winter Wilderness - by Sharon Hurst
  Painting - "Weathering the Storm" - Terri Waters      By late autumn the creatures of the Great Smokies sense the changes in the air, the unrelen...

Stories from the Smokies

Stories from the Smokies
 The older brother knows what he is looking for. It must have the right taper, along with a full bough and a strong, pointed-just-right spire that will hold the star that has topped-off their Christmas trees for as long as he can remember. 

Reminiscences of a Mountain Man - An Old-time Thanksgiving

Reminiscences of a Mountain Man - An Old-time Thanksgiving
He sat whittling in the cool air of an early October morning. Although the sky was a brilliant blue, the sun overhead did little to dispell the fall "nip" in the air. The story, much like the man, was simple, direct and unhurried.

Pioneer Lifeways - Preserving Foods for Winter

Pioneer Lifeways - Preserving Foods for Winter
The scene was ordinary in a mountain home years ago: beans and peppers drying in long strings against the cabin wall, a crock of bleached apples, tightly covered in a cool corner, and the springhouse, with crocks of pickled vegetables against its dampened earth.

A Season Of Return

A Season Of Return
       Painting; "Autumn Memories", by Terri Waters.      Dry leaves shudder in the wind, drifting softly to the ground on a cool Autumn day. The ...

The Mountains - by Sharon Hurst

The Mountains - by Sharon Hurst
The mountains had a voice, in autumn or any season seldom heard, for few men ventured there.

An Evergreen Ritual

An Evergreen Ritual
  Forest green against a deep blue sky invisible winds swaying a sea of trees greens and blues all falling to brown falling and rising in an ever...

Wild Herbs from the Mountains

Wild Herbs from the Mountains
Queen Of The Meadow It was called "queen of the meadow" by the first New England colonists, an appropriate name to describe the stately beauty of ...

Classic Smokies Wildlife - The Groundhog

Classic Smokies Wildlife - The Groundhog
To the settlers of the Great Smoky Mountains, this now rare animal was known as the whistle-pig, chiefly because of the shrill, high-pitched whistl...

"A letter to my grandchildren about my life in the mountains." - Loura Bradshaw

"A letter to my grandchildren about my life in the mountains." - Loura Bradshaw
LOURA BRADSHAD in the blue stripe dress shown here with her husband and their family. What follows is a letter written by Loura Bradshaw. She le...

"Better I Stay", a book by Margorie Chalmers

"Better I Stay", a book by Margorie Chalmers
Marjorie Chalmers first came to Gatlinburg in 1935, where she devoted 30 years of service and dedication as a community and Pi Beta Phi settlement...

The Little River Lumber Company

The Little River Lumber Company
As a little boy in a family of 12, my dad, William (Bill) McCarter's family lived in the Little River box car houses for a time. His dad Walter Le...