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.
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.
I drove up to Cades Cove, Smokey Mountains National Park along with a group of photographers from my camera club for an outing. It’s a wonderful place to visit. It snowed today in the park, making it a winter wonderland. I saw a Mother bear with two yearlings out in one of the fields. Here’s a couple of photos I took.