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<em>Smoky Mountain Magic</em>

Smoky Mountain Magic

SMOKY MOUNTAIN MAGIC--Horace Kephart's fictional adventure set in the Deep Creek watershed, Cherokee Indian Reservation, and Bryson City in the summer of 1925. Written in 1929 and never before published. The original manuscript was passed down for 3 generations recently surfaced during the park's 75th anniversary celebration. "What better topic than a journey into a forbidden realm, complete with witches, robber barons, noble savages and a winsome lady, all wrapped in a cloak of mystery and myth?" asks reviewer Gary Carden. Kephart is featured in Ken Burn's PBS series on our national parks. He is the author of "Our Southern Highlanders", "Cherokees of the Smokies", and "Camping and Woodcraft". Available in hardcover and softcover. Read More >


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Join Our Old Time Music Jam

Old Time Acoustic Music Jam Session
Every 3rd Saturday of the Month

Do you love the real old-time Smoky mountain music?

Then you'll really enjoy hearing it live and even playing along if you like.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park is having an acoustic old time jam session every third Saturday of the month. Join us on the porch at Oconaluftee Visitor Center.  We'll be looking for you from 1-3 pm!

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Photo of Banjo Player by Donna Eaton

Come Join Us and Play!

To hear the real deal, click here for a CD of Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music