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GSMNP: country stores of the smokies
Country Stores were so vital to community life in the Great Smoky Mountains that it could be said that there really was no community until there was a store. The local store were where you picked up your mail, met your neighbors, told your news, and swapped eggs, hens, and chestnuts for salt and socks. Join esteemed author Rose Houk as she celebrates the golden age of mountain stores in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 40 pages. Bushels of historic photos.