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GSMNP: wooden toys

Remember when fun-filled hours of play had absolutely nothing to do with technology? When a toy was fashioned by your granddad's whittling knife in an afternoon and not a "fruit" company headquartered in Silicon Valley? GSMNP seasonal ranger Mike Meldrum not only remembers such simpler times, he's taking steps to guarantee at least a few of these traditions continue to thrive here in the Smokies.  As an interpretive ranger, Meldrum leads programs for park visitors about historic games and toys and life on a 19th-century mountain farm. On his personal time, Meldrum makes the toys in his workshop and donates them to GSMA and NPS.

"The toys are of a high quality, cleverly designed, and worth at least three times as much as the $5 retail price, thereby giving visitors an amazing bargain," said Kemp. Sales of the products generate some $5,500 for NPS programs and projects each year through GSMA visitor center store locations.' 

Keep history alive by purchasing one or all three of these handmade toys.  Your kids or grandkids (and even yourself) will have many enjoyable hours playing as kids did before computer games. 


Each sold seperately.  Please specify in the comments section if you want toy A, B, or C.

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