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20355
Abstract:
The movement to establish a park in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina began in the late 19th century, organized by the efforts Asheville citizens. For many years, the Appalachian National Park Association waged a publicity campaign to gain the support of congressional figures, despite opposition to the establishment of a forest preserve in the Southern Appalachians. Eventually efforts led to the completion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the most popular national parks in the country.
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Record #:
20354
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Today, thousands of people venture to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year, but few will know the story of the group of Asheville citizens who fought for the preservation of the scenic beauty of western North Carolina as early as 1885.
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Record #:
36615
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The author gives a history of the creation of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and how the inhabitants didn’t care much for the taking their land for a park. The park has retained numerous old buildings and log cabins to remember the people who lived there before the Park was created in 1934.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 53 Issue No. 1, , p39-42, il