The Editor's Letter

TitleThe Editor's Letter
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsShular, James E.
MagazineSmoky Mountain Historical Society Journal and Newsletter
Issue Number2
Date Publishedsummer
SubjectsMountain life, Tourism

Discusses the erroneous stereotypes of mountain people, and their complicity in these, as an introduction to a story from 1859 that is reprinted on pages 17-31. Alludes to Dolly Parton and the television show Christy as well as musical shows and other entertainments. Suggests that many of the stereotypes were purposely staged to fool tourists.


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