Heirlooms & Artifacts of the Smokies (Paperback)

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A wonderful look at items never before seen by the public. This coffee table book will serve as a museum on paper. Razor sharp photographs of over 1,000 artifacts with captions and text written by Ed Trout, the park's official historian from 1975 to 1994. This is the paperback edition, 240 pages. This soft cover has a sewn binding for extra durability and quality. Member discounts are not available on clearance items.
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Author(s) Ed Trout
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  1. Where People Loved and Cared Where People Loved and Cared Life in the Great Smoky Mountains of Southern Appalachia was never easy. Before the establishment of the park, many families lived a hard scrabble existence, working close to the land to make a life. In times of plenty and in times of want the specter of death was ever present. Disease and accident claimed the lives of mountaineers regularly. Limited medical knowledge and access to doctors resulted in stillborn babies or mother and child perishin