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You didn't make it without corn....everyone ate cornmeal, sometimes two and three times a day. -George Moore, local resident
For 50 years, nearby farmers brought their corn and wheat to Mingus Mill, built in 1886. The miller usually charged a t…
Rainbow and brown trout, stonerollers, hogsuckers, sculpins, river chubs, and other fish live here in the lower reaches of the Oconaluftee River. But these are just a few of over 85 species found in the Smokies. The park's streams offer multiple m…
You hardly ever left a tree of any size standing and all the little 'uns was torn down.
Standing her in 1910 you would have seen a far different landscape than today. You might have seen the Champion Fibre Company logging the m…
Look out across the forested mountains of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The mountains are ancient, but much of the forest is young. Very little is old-growth, or ancient—never cut. But the time the park was established, as much as 80 …
Civilian Conservation Corps
whose hands built roads, trails, bridges,
buildings, campgrounds, and picnic areas in
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.
Social worker. Led N.C. Board of Public Welfare, 1944-63; first Commissioner of U.S. Welfare. Her grave is 1/10 mi. W.
Oconaluftee Indian Village is an authentic replica of a Cherokee Indian Town of 1750. Here you will see life as it was carried on 200 years ago. Ancient arts of the Red Man such as basket weaving, wood-carving, finger-weaving, pottery, weapon maki…
In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of Cherokees perished during…
Ani-Gilohi—(Cherokee language translation)
People in this clan wore their hair long. They walked with confidence and were often leaders.
(Cherokee language translation)
CLAN FACTS: Throughout the large ancient Cherokeehomeland of mo…
Principal Chief, Eastern Band of Cherokee, 1880-1891. Led incorporation of Band & centralization of Tribal government on his property, here.