The Mining of Alum Cave

TitleThe Mining of Alum Cave
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsJenkins, Gary C.
MagazineSmoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter
Issue Number4
Date Publishedwinter
SubjectsClingmans Dome, History, Land tenure, Mount Le Conte

Provides a history of Alum Cave, from its discovery, by either Yonaguska or Ephraim Mingus, including descriptions of the area, various mining endeavors, several changes of hands, its importance in the Civil War, and the lumbering that inspired the formation of the GSMNP.


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