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for The State Vol. 8 Issue 32, Jan 1941
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A long deferred honor may be paid to Colonel William Holland Thomas, said to have been the only white man to ever become a full-fledged Indian chief of the eastern band of the Cherokees. He was a recognized pioneer road-builder in what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There is a plan to have one of the new scenic highways in the park designated \"Little Wil\" Thomas or Wil-Usdi Highway as a monument to his memory.
One the greatest statesmen who lived west of the Blue Ridge Mountains was David L. Swain, born in Buncombe County. From humble beginnings he rose to be Governor of the state.
Mrs. Abernethy introduces readers to Mrs. Alice Broughton, wife of the newly elected Governor, J. Melville Broughton.