Knownews.com has an EXCELLENT article about the history of camping in the Smoky Mountains. I love the photo of early camping in the area. What I love about it is how I could see the exact same scene today somewhere in the Smokies. They also reference a book being published soon on the area. I’ve copied the photo (from the WPA) above. This might make a great episode of the www.gosmoky.com radio show. Check out the article. It’s a real treat.
******If you aren’t ready to “rough it,” then stay where we stay, www.smokymountaintower.com . It’s a great place:)******