Monday, August 5, 2013

Another Rare Gem of the Smokies, Cataloochee

Cataloochee is a beautiful, fairly remote valley nestled on the North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Known today for Great Smoky Mountains National Park's elk reintroduction program, Cataloochee was once a farming community complete with a school, church, post office, and store. Of the nearly 200 structures that once stood in Cataloochee, only a handful remain. This is the park's best remaining example of historic frame construction. Hattie Caldwell Davis was born in Cataloochee and kindly shared some of her memories and knowledge of its history.

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