Great Smoky Mountains National Park

I made my first trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1975 when I was in graduate school at UTK in Knoxville.  Three years later, forty years ago, our family made our first hiking trip, when we participated in a church sponsored outing, which included a walk up Mount LeConte.   Since then, we've … Continue reading Great Smoky Mountains National Park

GSMNP – The Beginning

By Stephen Last month my blog concentrated on resources outlining the culture in the Great Smoky Mountains before the park was established.    This time I will  list items in the libraries' collections  telling about the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A lot of work was done before a national park could be established in … Continue reading GSMNP – The Beginning