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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:14

A journey through the Smokies’ timber era past

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Hikers are invited to see the how the changes of time have affected the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during a history-oriented walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 departing from the Smokemont Campground.

Smokemont was home to a major logging camp and timber operation in the

The area was once the site of a major timber operation, logging camp and company town. Park Volunteer Dick Sellers will talk about how it was transformed from a forested haven to a barren wasteland and back again. The hike will begin at the Smokemont Church at and will last for two hours. Smokemont is located on U.S. 441, 3 miles past the Oconaluftee Visitor Center at the N.C. entrance to the park outside Cherokee.

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