Author: Anne Bridges

  1. Moonshining in and around the Great Smokies: Part 1–The Economics

    Moonshining in and around the Great Smokies: Part 1–The Economics In the not-too-distant past, moonshiners were common in the Smoky Mountains and throughout the Southern Appalachians. They were mountaineers who made part of their living manufacturing spirits by moonlight in the hidden coves and caves in order to evade taxes levied by the United States government. In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed into law a Read more...
  2. Two Perspectives: Adams and Bohn on Mount Le Conte

    Two Perspectives: Adams and Bohn on Mount Le Conte In late fall of 1925, Paul Adams was astonished to see a visitor walk into his camp on Mount Le Conte. Adams, a young man of 25, had been hired by the Knoxville-based Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association to oversee visitor facilities on this most iconic of Smoky peaks. At this point, the mountain was owned by Champion Paper Company Read more...

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