Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain History and Culture
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History was my favorite subject in school, the study of how we became who we are today. The history of the Blue Ridge, Appalachian and Smoky Mountains is facinating. Take some time to read a little about how these mountains were established and became the great mountains they are today. We will be adding to this section as we can, so check back to see what is new.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park's 75th Anniversary
History & Dedication Speach by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Mountain Culture
1890's - 1900's
Cataloochee Valley…
A Historical Tour
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Native American Tales
and Legends
History of the Ocoee History of Fannin County
History of Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Appalachian History - Foxfire Alfred Joyce Kilmer
Biltmore Estate History History of
John C. Campbell
Folk School
George Vanderbilt History
Rutherford County History • Civil War • Revolutionary War
Drovers Trail • Chimney Rock
History of Asheville
Bryon Herbert Reece -
Author of Reach of Song
Micajah Clark Dyer - September 1, 1874
Invented and patented
"Apparatus for Navigating the Air"
Visit the Mountains and Participate in Living History


History and Mountain Culture

John C. Campbell Folk SchoolJohn C Campbell Folk School offers creative, learning vacations for adults in a beautiful natural setting. With classes in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.

Discover why Rand McNally Atlas named the Folk School one of the top 30 U.S. destinations for a day’s visit in their Best of the Road listing. Numerous walking trails meander the 300-acre campus, including the Rivercane Walk, a creekside trail with art honoring the strong Cherokee heritage of the Appalachian area.

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