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    Wood Working

    by Basaic Written Jan 9, 2012

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    This area was used to work with wood to make furniture, building materials or other items needed on the farm.

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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.

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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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    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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    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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    Other Barns in Cades Cove

    by Basaic Written Jan 6, 2012

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    Along the loop road you will find a variety of types of barns. I especially liked the T-Shaped Barn.

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    Other Outbuildings in Cades Cove

    by Basaic Written Jan 6, 2012

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    There are a variety of outbuildings on display that were used for various purposes, like storage of crops, protection of livestock, smokehouses and a number of other things.

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    Fields and Farm Animals

    by Basaic Written Jan 6, 2012

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    In addition to the buildings and equipment on display there are open fields with great views and farm animals.

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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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    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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