In the Smokies: A Trip to Gregory's Bald in 1896

TitleIn the Smokies: A Trip to Gregory's Bald in 1896
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2004
MagazineSmoky Mountain Historical Society Journal and Newsletter
Issue Number2
Date Publishedsummer
SubjectsCabins, Camping, Gant lots, Maryville, Personal narratives, Tourism

A very thorough description, reprinted from The Clinton Republican, of a week spent camping in July. It mentions scenery, fording the Little River, Cade's Mountain, visiting mountain families, the view from the top of Gregory's Bald, lady-bugs that "swarmed by the quart," rainstorms, food, a Dunkard church service, and the return trip. Followed by a parody verse about the insects, food, and difficulties of camping in the Smokies, signed by G.D.B.


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