Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park This First Volume Of The Series, Great Smoky Mountains Its History Its People, Tells The Story Of The Beginnings Of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The People Who Lived In The Smokies, The People Who Wanted To Create A National Park There, The Use Of Eminent Domain And Those Who Fought Its Use And Lost It S The Story Of The Struggle Over Time Of Various Groups Who Wanted The Land Of The Smokies And Who Lived There, Only To Be Forced Out By Other Groups Until The Final Unsettling By State And Federal Governments In Their Push To Fashion The First National Park In The Eastern Half Of The United States It S The Story, Too, Of The Push And Pull Between Those Who Wanted To Create A Wilderness Without Evidence Of Humans And Those Who Wanted To Include And Preserve The Cultural History And Heritage Of Groups Of Former Residents Of The Mountain Lands Most Of All, It S The Story Of The Last Settlers And Their Fight Some Of Them Made To Secure The Land For Themselves And Their Descendents In The End, They Accomplished Thisjust Not In The Way In Which They Envisioned Other Volumes In The Series Will Include Stories Of Murder Mayhem, Curious Casket Burial Tales, Romance In The Smokies And Medicinal Remedies Of The Smokies Most Of All, It S Stories About The Individuals Who Lived In These Lands, Who They Were And How They Dealt With Events Of Their Lives Some Stories Are Sad, Some Are Funny All Provide An Open Window Into Their World.