Category Archive: History

Old Pigeon Forge Attractions & The Things That Replaced Them

July 28, 2021

Old Pigeon Forge attractions are what started all the tourism in the area. There’s so much to do and enjoy in this part of the Great Smoky Mountains, and it’s easy to see why f...

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Mount Cammerer: The Hike & The History

October 12, 2020

Mount Cammerer is a popular hiking destination in the Great Smoky Mountains. At 4,928 feet, the summit's lookout tower provides panoramic views of the surrounding forests. The view...

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Spooky Smokies: Haunted Places & Smoky Mountain Legends

October 6, 2020

Smoky Mountain legends and ghost stories are not in short supply. The region's history is thick with tales passed down from the Cherokee people, early settlers of Cades Cove, and m...

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Explore The Elkmont Ghost Town

August 17, 2020

You may have heard of Elkmont campground, one of the most frequently visited and used campgrounds in the Smoky Mountains, but did you know that just steps away from the campsites y...

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Step Back in Time at the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge

October 15, 2019

What comes to mind when you think of Pigeon Forge? Maybe you think of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Maybe you think of the iconic Wheel at The Island. Maybe you think of...

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5 Facts About Moonshine You Might Not Know

May 21, 2018

What do you think of when you think of moonshine? Probably multiple images pop into your head of backwoods stills and hillbillies carting it around the Appalachians. The rich tradi...

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The History Of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Sevierville

August 13, 2015

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville have a very rich history. From early settlers, to historic monuments, to today's best vacation site, learn more about the history of the ar...

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The Civil War and the Smokies

August 10, 2015

During a time when most Southerners were eager to flex their muscle and show the Union Army how they were capable of leading their own sovereign nation, the inhabitants of the Grea...

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Rockefeller Monument

August 6, 2015

On September 2, 1940 President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the people, commemorating this dedication with a monument honoring the Rockef...

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Elkmont, TN: History & Information

August 6, 2015

Elkmont, TN is an area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just above the Little River Valley in Sevier County. It was a pioneer Appalachian community in the early 1900s bef...

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