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    Other Homes in Cades Cove

    by Basaic Written Jan 6, 2012

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    In addition to special farmhouse displays like the John Oliver Cabin there are a wide assortment of other farmhouses along the loop road.

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    Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

    by Basaic Written Jan 6, 2012

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    There is a historic cemetery where area residents were interred next to the Primitive Baptist Church.

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    Primitive Baptist Church

    by Basaic Written Jan 6, 2012

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    The Primitive Baptist Church was organized in Cades Cove on 16 June 1827, and long served valley residents. The church has a simple elegance.

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    Mission Baptist Church

    by Basaic Written Jan 6, 2012

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    The Mission Baptist Church was organized in the 1820s with the current frame structure replacing an earlier church in 1902.

    Mission Baptist Church Inside the Church
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    Little Pigeon and Oconaluftee Rivers

    by Basaic Written Dec 27, 2011

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    US Highway 441, the main road through the park, roughly follows the course of the Little Pigeon and Oconaluftee Rivers. There are several pullouts along the way with nice views of these rivers.

    Little Pigeon River
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    Meet the People

    by Basaic Written Dec 27, 2011

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    There were several friendly and helpful rangers and volunteers I talked to at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Meeting the people is always one of my favorite things to do anywhere I go.

    Ranger Volunteer Mary Jo Volunteer Lauren
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    Drive the Newfound Gap Road

    by Toughluck Updated Oct 1, 2010

    Beginning at Sugarland Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, TN and crossing the mountains to Cherokee, NC.

    Chimneys CCC Tunnel Parking at Newfound gap
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    Take a Hike - enjoy the views

    by Toughluck Written Feb 22, 2008

    Heintooga Overlook, a vista (with rustic sign) located steps from the roadside and Balsam Campground (1959).

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    Cades Cove

    by cee4tom Written Feb 22, 2008

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    Cades Cove is a beautiful area of the park, it's a low plateau where early settlers came to live. You can visit the cabins and churches they left behind that have been preserved by the park.

    Settler's cabin
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    Fishing

    by bigorange1103 Written Jul 15, 2005

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    There are many rivers and creeks in the Smokies where you can fish. Be sure to check at the visitors centers for regulations.

    My husband fly fishing in a river in Cherokee, NC
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    Self-Reliant Pioneer Spirit

    by mrclay2000 Updated May 2, 2003

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    Unlike the Tipton Place and a few others, the Lawson compound seems fully self-reliant. The farm implements and outbuildings stand in such a way that the ghost of Mr Lawson seems not too far distant.

    Dan Lawson, wainwright?
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