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"O Lord, Where Will I Put It?": A Ghost Tale by Mrs. Wesley Metcalf of Del Rio, Tennessee

The Archives has several ghost tales available for research, many of which can be found in the Joseph Sargent Hall Collection. Beginning in the 1930s, Hall recorded stories, remedies, and songs from individuals who still lived in or were displaced by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 81 more words

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Ada's Sauerkraut

When my Great Uncle Carroll died, the task of cleaning out his home was left to my parents. It was a little white house next to a church, nestled in a valley in a dying town overshadowed by a paper mill. 572 more words


Follow the signs to Hotel Windsor in Johnson City, Tennessee

Constructed in 1909 by Henry Wilson Pardue, the Hotel Windsor (also known as the Windsor Hotel) was originally, and unsurprisingly, the Hotel Pardue. Sometime between 1913 and 1915, William F. 280 more words

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Introducing A Regular Blog Feature: Friday Fare to Appalachia

Hi everyone! Beginning this Friday, 5/27/2016, I will introduce a regular Friday feature on my blog, Writings from the Heart, called Friday Fare to Appalachia. 71 more words


#weekendcoffeeshare: 5/21/16

Hello! I’m so glad you’re back for our #weekendcoffeeshare! It’s raining outside so bring your coffee and let’s sit on the couch in my office and chat. 466 more words

16 Reasons to Visit in 2016: Gardens

It’s cold and blustery at Fairview today, snow blowing off the edges of the barn roofs, and a chilly wind hitting the side of the cabin. 428 more words


16 Reasons to Visit in 2016: Find Your Roots

Roots are a symbol of what you experience during a visit to Fairview. Beyond the basic association with the flowers, vegetables, fruits, and grains that grow here, roots run deep through the story of Fairview. 217 more words