Remnants of the Past

I love history and seeing how folks lived in the past. I was in the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee recently.  It was not an easy life for the early settlers who lived in this area. It reminded me of my family history, my grandfather’s grandfather grew up in the Appalachians.   Here’s a photo of an early settler’s chimney that remains standing. You can’t help but wonder what the folks were like who lived here.  It is a very peaceful and serene place.


John P. Cable Grist Mill and Becky Cable House

Cades Cove has a lot of history. The valley was home to numerous settlers before the formation of the national park. Here are a couple of photos of John P. Cable’s  Grist Mill and Becky Cable’s house.

The Becky Cable House, constructed in 1879
The John P. Cable Grist Mill, constructed in 1868