Tag: LeConte

  1. Mountain Time: The Jewel of the Smokies

    Mountain Time: The Jewel of the Smokies Story and images by Arthur “Butch” McDade Mount Le Conte may not be the highest peak in the Smokies, but its impressive hulk looms over the Tennessee side of the national park. Here’s what writers Ken Wise and Ron Petersen say in A Natural History of Mount Le Conte: “Mount Le Conte is the crown jewel of the Great Smoky Read more...
  2. Image for the Asking: Reflections on the Past

    Image for the Asking: Reflections on the Past Story and image by Don McGowan William Ogle and his wife Martha Huskey were the first Euro-American settlers in the area of what would—by way of first being called White Oak Flats—one day become Gatlinburg, Tennessee. They arrived in the early 1800s (1803 by their own historical accounting), and in time their descendants spread Read more...
  3. Memories of Mount Le Conte 

    Memories of Mount Le Conte  By Mike Hembree Mount Le Conte isn’t the highest mountain in the Smokies, but it wins in the “most loved” category. Driving toward Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on Highway 441, the view of Le Conte is as of a monolith, a strong-shouldered, imposing mountain that stands sentinel over the valleys below, its green peaks more than 6,000 Read more...
  4. Balancing Act on Mount Le Conte

    Balancing Act on Mount Le Conte Note from Frances Figart, editor of Smokies LIVE and Smokies Life: A new GSMA title slated for publication in 2021 is Letters from the Smokies, written by Mike Aday and edited by his wife Denise Aday. The power couple has agreed to share a taste of what’s to come here on Smokies LIVE! By Mike Aday, Archivist/Librarian at the Collections Read more...

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