Tag: Walker Sisters

  1. Image for the Asking: When the Color Comes Leapin’ Up

    Image for the Asking: When the Color Comes Leapin’ Up Story and image by Don McGowan It is closely estimated that William Marion Walker, variously known as Black Bill or Big Bill, owned more than five thousand acres, or about eight square miles, of prime valley and mountain ridge land in the Tremont and Tuckaleechee areas of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blount County, TN. Included in Read more...
  2. Reflecting upon the Walker Sisters during Women’s History Month

    Photo of the Walker Sisters

    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.”

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