Tag: Masa

  1. Marker to Honor Japanese Photographer George Masa, a New Kind of Picture-Maker

    Marker to Honor Japanese Photographer George Masa, a New Kind of Picture-Maker Most people know that North Carolina and Tennessee share the most visited park in the nation, and that the total number of visitors to the Smokies in 2021 exceeded 14 million. But many may not yet know that one of the figures responsible for the Smokies even becoming a park was a sprightly Japanese man with a big grin, a clunky camera that was Read more...
  2. Image for the Asking: The Many Connections of a Small, Nameless Stream

    Image for the Asking: The Many Connections of a Small, Nameless Stream Story and image by Don McGowan Although you may not be familiar with it, the wet weather creek in this image is associated with the founding history of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As far as I know, the stream at this point in its journey has no name, though it will eventually merge its waters into Walker Camp Prong—half of West Read more...
  3. Research on George Masa is Focus of New Podcast Episode

    Research on George Masa is Focus of New Podcast Episode By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director  Today is the anniversary of the death of George Masa, a small Japanese man who, in the early 20th century, made a big impact on those who knew him in the Asheville area and in the Smokies. An episode of GSMA’s new podcast Smoky Mountain Air is dedicated to him and ongoing research into Read more...

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