A Home in Walker Valley

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Short Description Walker Valley (now referred to as the Tremont area of the park) has one of the most fascinating histories of any Smoky Mountain locale. Much of the credit goes to Big Will Walker, a husband to (at least) three wives and father of (at least) 27 children. Will was the quintessential mountain man, able to kill a bear, build a cabin, plough a field, drive a herd of cattle, carve a mill stone, and charm a hive of bees. Also includes information on the logging boom, the CCC, and more. Over 30 historic photos. 52 pages.
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  1. Reflecting upon the Walker Sisters during Women’s History Month Reflecting upon the Walker Sisters during Women’s History Month The Saturday Evening Post printed an article titled “Time Stood Still in the Smokies” on April 27, 1946. It began, “Deep in the mountains of East Tennessee, the Walker sisters are still living in the early 19th century... and finding it not so bad, either.”