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View on the Smoky

View on the Smoky

(DLC/PP-1933:0118). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Central State" by Robert Hay, Harper's magazine, 77:42 (June 1888).

Signs before Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Greetings from Great Smoky Mts. National Park

Greetings from Great Smoky Mts. National Park

Parking Area at Clingman's Dome. Parking area at Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mts. Nat'l Park. Tunnel and the Chimney Tops, Newfound Gap Highway. Rhododendron, Great Smoky Mts. Nat'l Park. Black bear, Great Smoky ... More

Sunrise as seen from parking area at Clingman's Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Sunset in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Newfound Gap and Rockefeller Memorial, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Soco Falls -- Great Smoky Mountains
Greetings from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"The Loop" on Newfound Gap Highway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"The Old Mill," in the heart of the mountains
Bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Black bears - climbing trees and mountain sides, or investigating refuse left at camping ground, or walking along the Newfound Gap Highway - are a frequent sight for tourists visiting the Great Smoky Mountain N... More

Tunnel and the Chimney Tops, Newfound Gap Highway, Great Mountains National Park
The loop-over by moonlight on Newfound Highway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
A mountain home in the Great Smoky Mountains. Western North Carolina
The loop underpass and the Chimney Tops -- Newfound Gap Highway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ramsey Cascades in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Newfound Gap Highway bordered with Mountain Rhododendron, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Winter scene on Skyline Drive in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Parkin space at Clingman's Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Greetings from Great Smoky Mts. National Park
Newfound Gap parking area and Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Rododendron in full bloom in the heart of the mountains
Cub bear in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Greetings from Great Smoky Mts. National Park

Greetings from Great Smoky Mts. National Park

Parking Area at Clingman's Dome. Parking area at Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mts. Nat'l Park. Tunnel and the Chimney Tops, Newfound Gap Highway. Rhododendron, Great Smoky Mts. Nat'l Park. Black bear, Great Smoky ... More

Black bear - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cub bear in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"Moonshine" still in the heart of the mountain
Highway scene in the heart of the mountains
Horseshoe Bend on Newfound Gap Highway near Walker Camp. In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
"The Loop" on Newfound Gap Highway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"Black bears" Great Smoky Mountains National Park

"Black bears" Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Black bears may be seen frequently along the highways in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Under protection of the National Park they have become unafraid of human beings. The black bear is a native of t... More

Reconnaissance erosion survey of the State of North Carolina.

Reconnaissance erosion survey of the State of North Carolina.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

National Park Service recreational map of Tennessee.

National Park Service recreational map of Tennessee.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

Early autumn scene - The Tichnor Brothers Postcard Collection

Early autumn scene - The Tichnor Brothers Postcard Collection

Showing the chimney tops from Newfound Gap - Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Early autumn scene - The Tichnor Brothers Postcard Collection

Early autumn scene - The Tichnor Brothers Postcard Collection

Showing the chimney tops from Newfound Gap - Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Visitors enjoy Geyser Basin (Yellowstone NP)

Visitors enjoy Geyser Basin (Yellowstone NP)

Visitors participate in the "Hike 100" Centennial hiking challenge along the Gatlinburg Trail in Great Smoky Mountains. Superintendent Cassius Cash committed to hiking 100 miles of trails in 2016 and challenge... More

East Tennessee Crossing - The Lakes of the Crossing from Clinch Mountain

East Tennessee Crossing - The Lakes of the Crossing from Clinch Mounta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: From high atop Clinch Mountain, one can see south across the forested, winding shorelines of Cherokee Lake to the misty Great Smoky Moun... More

East Tennessee Crossing - Rolling Hills of the Crossing

East Tennessee Crossing - Rolling Hills of the Crossing

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Green, forested mountain folds of the Great Tennessee Valley extend into the distance toward the Great Smoky Mountains. Green hills roll... More

Great Smoky Mountains Southeast Postcard

Great Smoky Mountains Southeast Postcard

Postcard from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cataloochee hiking trail

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cataloochee hiking trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cataloochee hiking trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Elk in Cataloochee Valley

Elk in Cataloochee Valley

Elk in Cataloochee Valley

Barn at Mountain Farm Museum

Barn at Mountain Farm Museum

The large drover's barn at the Mountain Farm Museum was a "hotel" for livestock being driven from the mountains to market.

Small Unnamed Waterfall

Small Unnamed Waterfall

The Great Smoky Mountains abound with the two ingredients essential for waterfalls—ample rainfall and an elevation gradient. Small unnamed waterfalls can be found on nearly every stream or river in the park.

Great Smoky Mountains Palmer Chapel

Great Smoky Mountains Palmer Chapel

Palmer Chapel was the only church in Big Cataloochee. Revivals held here each fall rekindled the spirits of the faithful and brought in new members to the church.

Autumn - Maple at Cable Mill

Autumn - Maple at Cable Mill

Maple tree color in front of Cable Mill.

Great Smoky Mountains Bull Elk

Great Smoky Mountains Bull Elk

A bull elk rests during the day in Cataloochee Valley.

Great Smoky Mountains Mingus Mill
Indian Creek Falls

Indian Creek Falls

Indian Creek Falls is one of 2 waterfalls that you can enjoy on an easy 1.6 mile roundtrip hike in the Deep Creek area.

Black Bear Cub

Black Bear Cub

Black bear cub climbing a tree

National parks: Coyote - public domain image

National parks: Coyote - public domain image

Coyotes are often seen along park roadways.

Great Smoky Mountains Hannah Cabin

Great Smoky Mountains Hannah Cabin

The handmade brick chimney of this log cabin, built in 1864, was a rare and fancy touch.

National parks: Crayfish - public domain image

National parks: Crayfish - public domain image

Some crayfish in the park are brightly colored.

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed deer can often be seen in Cades Cove.

Turkey Hen and Chicks

Turkey Hen and Chicks

A turkey hen roosts in a tree with her chicks

Starry Sky Over Clingmans Dome

Starry Sky Over Clingmans Dome

Time exposure of starry sky over Clingmans Dome Observation Tower

Great Smoky Mountains Gray Squirrel

Great Smoky Mountains Gray Squirrel

Gray Squirrel Holding a Hickory Nut

White-tailed deer fawn

White-tailed deer fawn

White-tailed deer fawn

Great Smoky Mountains Historic map, Library of Congress

Great Smoky Mountains Historic map, Library of Congress

"*GPO: 2012--372-849/80839. Reprint 2012." Relief shown by shading. Title from panel. Text, indexed tables of campsites and trail shelters, and color illustrations on verso. Available also through the Library o... More

Manitoban elk calf, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 2014.

Manitoban elk calf, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 2014.

Transplanted Manitoban elk (Cervus elaphus manitobensis), who are naturally found in Manitoba to eastern Saskatchewan, were introduced to the Great Smoky Mountains to replace the now-eradicated eastern elk (Cer... More

Vintage "Flying A" gasoline attendant figure above the Maggie Valley Rock Shop in the town of Maggie Valley, in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far-western North Carolina. Flying A was a U.S. gasoline and oil brand in the first half of the 20th century

Vintage "Flying A" gasoline attendant figure above the Maggie Valley R...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Vintage gas pump at the Maggie Valley Rock Shop, a gem and antiques shop in Maggie Valley, in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far-western North Carolina

Vintage gas pump at the Maggie Valley Rock Shop, a gem and antiques sh...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Wizard figure out front of the Maggie Valley Rock Shop, a gem and antiques shop in Maggie Valley, in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far-western North Carolina

Wizard figure out front of the Maggie Valley Rock Shop, a gem and anti...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Approach to the Linn Cove Viaduct, a 1,243-foot bridge that snakes around the slopes of Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, near Linville. This was the last section of the Blue Ridge Parkway to be finished. Considered America's longest linear park, the scenic parkway runs for 469 miles through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, linking Shenandoah National Park in the former state to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in far-western North Carolina. It runs mostly along the spine of the Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains

Approach to the Linn Cove Viaduct, a 1,243-foot bridge that snakes aro...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Old gas pump at a small miniature golf course behind the Maggie Valley Rock Shop, a gem and antiques shop in Maggie Valley, in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far western North Carolina

Old gas pump at a small miniature golf course behind the Maggie Valley...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

A "pumpkinhead" man, out front for the autumn season at the Maggie Valley Rock Shop, a gem and antiques shop in Maggie Valley, in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far-western North Carolina

A "pumpkinhead" man, out front for the autumn season at the Maggie Val...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Autumn view from the heights above Maggie Valley in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far-western North Carolina

Autumn view from the heights above Maggie Valley in the Great Smoky Mo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

The classic, drive-up Stony Creek Motel in Maggie Valley, in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far-western North Carolina

The classic, drive-up Stony Creek Motel in Maggie Valley, in the Great...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Distant autumn view of the Linn Cove Viaduct, a 1,243-foot bridge that snakes around the slopes of Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, near Linville. This was the last section of the Blue Ridge Parkway to be finished. Considered America's longest linear park, the scenic parkway runs for 469 miles through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, linking Shenandoah National Park in the former state to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in far-western North Carolina. It runs mostly along the spine of the Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains

Distant autumn view of the Linn Cove Viaduct, a 1,243-foot bridge that...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

A classic outdoor privy, called an "outhouse,' presumably for decoration rather than use, at Bearmeat's Indian Den craft and gift shop in the town of Cherokee, in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far-western North Carolina

A classic outdoor privy, called an "outhouse,' presumably for decorati...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Sign advertising a local delicacy,hot, boiled peanuts,at Bearmeat's Indian Den craft and gift shop in the town of Cherokee, in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far-western North Carolina

Sign advertising a local delicacy,hot, boiled peanuts,at Bearmeat's In...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

A Confederate flag is prominent in the displays advertising the roadside Mountain Gifts location in Maggie Valley, in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far-western North Carolina

A Confederate flag is prominent in the displays advertising the roadsi...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Vintage "jalopy" automobile at a small miniature golf course behind the Maggie Valley Rock Shop, a gem and antiques shop in Maggie Valley, in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far western North Carolina

Vintage "jalopy" automobile at a small miniature golf course behind th...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Defunct but creatively advertised gift shop in Maggie Valley, in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far-western North Carolina. Note the message below the Craftshop word

Defunct but creatively advertised gift shop in Maggie Valley, in the G...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

View of Maggie Valley in the Smoky Mountains of far-western North Carolina. Nearby Great Smoky Mountain National Park, which helps preserve and showcase these remote mountains, extends far into Tennessee, which was once part of North Carolina when that original American state stretched, narrowly, all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Misssissippi River, a third of the way across the North American continent. Black bears and wildflowers abound in this valley

View of Maggie Valley in the Smoky Mountains of far-western North Caro...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Tin Man figures for sale at Bearmeat's Indian Den craft and gift shop in the town of Cherokee, in the Great Smoky Mountain Range of far-western North Carolina. The tin man was a central character in the Frank Baum classic children's novel (later made into a movie) "The Wizard of Oz." The main character, Dorothy, discovered him in the mythical kingdom of Oz, searching for a heart. Note that the tin men here have heart designs affixed to their chests

Tin Man figures for sale at Bearmeat's Indian Den craft and gift shop ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Bend in the roadway along the southern reaches of the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Linville, North Carolina. Considered America's longest linear park, the scenic road runs for 469 miles through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, linking Shenandoah National Park in the former state to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in far-western North Carolina. It runs mostly along the spine of the Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains

Bend in the roadway along the southern reaches of the Blue Ridge Parkw...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

A KC-135R Stratotanker sits in the sunshine at McGhee

A KC-135R Stratotanker sits in the sunshine at McGhee

A KC-135R Stratotanker sits in the sunshine at McGhee Tyson ANG Base, Tennessee, with the Great Smoky Mountains visible in the background.

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