Saturday, June 26, 2010

History of living in the Great Smokey Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

from the 'Great Smoky Mtns: Natural History Association'
all cards are unused

Settlers in the Smokies lived off the land around them. Fishing was both a way to put food on the table, as well as a pleasant way to spend a hot summer day.

There was seldom enough money to buy toys, but with a little imagination, a saw, and a pocketknife, a wagon could materialize right out of the woodpile.

For many, the secluded life in the mountains meant small homes and large families. Since several kids often slept in one bed, mattresses had to be aired frequently and without fail.

Hunting trips in the mountains meant fun for the men, meat for the table, and plenty of tall tales back at the store.

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