Lydia Kear Whaley

TitleLydia Kear Whaley
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHuskey, Simeon
MagazineSmoky Mountain Historical Society Journal and Newsletter
Issue Number2
Date Publishedsummer
SubjectsFood, Mountain life, Textiles

A brief description of the skills Whaley possessed, including bee-keeping, cooking in an open fireplace, and creating men's suits from shearing the sheep to dying and tailoring. She invented the Lydia Whaley basket, which was a big seller in Gatlinburg. There is more information about her on page 26, along with a photograph.


Full text is available to members of the Smoky Mountain Historical Society.