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… and sometimes I ask it to slow down…and so it goes ….my view from the front porch. 530 more words


Lewis Redmond - Appalachian Outlaw

“Major” Lewis Redmond’s chapter in Appalachian history is significant. Born in 1854 Redmond rose from obscure moonshiner to folk hero. From 1870 until his capture in 1884, Redmond and his men evaded capture time and again while running a bootleg operation from their hideout in Dark Corners, a no man’s land where the borders of Western North Carolina, upper state South Carolina, and North Georgia met. 1,557 more words

People Of The Past

American Chestnut

Not many in this country have ever even seen an American Chestnut and far, far fewer remember when this remarkable tree could be seen as an integral part of the Eastern forest—well more than 25% of hardwoods in parts of the Appalachian Mountains. 251 more words


Happy Trails :: AT from Carver's Gap to Jane Bald

While we were in East Tennessee for July 4th, we took Ellie Bean out to one of our favorite hiking spots. Andy and I have hiked this area many times, and the hike from Carver’s Gap to 19E is probably one of the most beautiful sections of the AT that I’ve seen. 540 more words


Appalachian Blues

For half a hundred years I’ve had the blues.
Greens, too, and rusty yellow, brown, fox-grape purple—
Appalachian blues, I reckon, stitched and sewn
In seasons, patterns, ripples, lines. 121 more words

Appalachian Mountains

Finding peace in the woods.

I used to run away to a tree stand. It was the place that I could feel at home and stable when life was anything but. 760 more words


Newly Discovered Appalachian Moth Named after Cherokee Chief

A new species of moth discovered in the Appalachian Mountains has been named after Attakullakulla, a Cherokee chief who lived in the region in the 1700s. 334 more words

Insects In The News