George Fry: The Legend, 1911-1973

TitleGeorge Fry: The Legend, 1911-1973
Publication TypeManuscript
AuthorsFry, George Washington
Manuscript Number2056
Library/ArchiveUniversity of Tennessee Libraries, Special Collections
Place PublishedKnoxville, TN
SubjectsLiterature, Personal narratives

From the finding aid: George W. Fry, Superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from November of 1963 to July of 1969, began keeping a daily diary as a fourteen-year-old schoolboy in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. These writings resulted in a 329-page unpublished memoir entitled George Fry: The Legend. Selectively edited by daughter Georgiana (Fry) Vines, it details events from his childhood and college days in Pennsylvania to his retirement in Atlanta on June 30, 1973. Most of the manuscript is devoted to his experiences with the National Park Service, including his time in the the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Link is to library finding aid.