Category Archive: History

Smoky Mountains Historical Information

August 6, 2015

Smoky Mountains history has a lot to tell. The Smokies offer activities for visitors of various ages and interests. Recommended activities include camping, hiking, picnicking, sigh...

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Walker Sisters Cabin

August 6, 2015

The Walker Sisters were the only family who choose not to sell their land to the National Park Service when the Smokies became a national park. The six Walker sisters watched from ...

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Bud Ogle Cabin

August 6, 2015

The Bud Ogle Cabin, built in the late 19th century by it's namesake, Noah “Bud” Ogle, was a farm and cabin located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The homestead con...

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Gatlinburg Inn Recognized for History Efforts

May 23, 2014

Congrats to our friends at The Gatlinburg Inn, who have recently received accolades from the East Tennessee Historical Society for their work in historic preservation. The Gatlinbu...

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3 Presidents With Tennessee Ties

February 16, 2014

It's no secret that the state of Tennessee is rich in history. Even some of America's most well-known public figures and representatives have roots in our great state. Have you eve...

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East Tennessee Civil War Trails

July 11, 2013

Just looking at the map can tell you how important Tennessee was during the Civil War. The state was an essential thoroughfare on the way to the Deep South. Both armies regularly m...

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Parkway to History: What Makes Pigeon Forge so Magical?

June 29, 2013

We all know that Pigeon Forge is a great place to visit. Many of us feel like the area is part of our personal history. We've been coming here for years with our families, sometime...

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