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for The State Vol. 14 Issue 17, Sept 1946
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Fontana Village covered 1200 acres and in 1946 was the largest hotel in the country. The property, located near Lake Fontana, was leased from the TVA. Despite the vast acreage, the hotel accommodated a mere 1200 patrons. Guests enjoyed scenery around the lake, the Fontana Dam, and natural sites around Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Williamson wore many hats during his long life--preacher, professor, physician, politician, naturalist, and historian. He was appointed Surgeon-General of the North Carolina troops by Governor Richard Caswell during the Revolutionary War and was one of the North Carolinians who signed the Federal Constitution.