The Saga of Uncle Jimmie

TitleThe Saga of Uncle Jimmie
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsCotton, Helen Strange
MagazineSmoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter
Issue Number1
Date PublishedSpring
SubjectsBusinesses, Mountain life, Personal narratives

Describes the life of James Proffitt, the first shoemaker in the area next to the GSMNP, and how he and A. J. Lewis discovered that raw hide worked as well as tanned hide for making shoes.


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