Thursday, August 11, 2011

Meigs Line

Next Saturday the Smoky Mountain Field School will be hosting two retired park rangers, Joe Kelley and Dwight McCarter, as they review their book Meigs Line, which discusses a survey line established in 1802 through what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and was, at that time, the boundary between the United States and the Cherokee Nation.

Over a period of 40 years, the two authors actually travelled this boundary, and found existing tree blazes and monumentation points. They'll share stories and special events that occurred while they worked in the Great Smokies during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Hear selected readings and some favorite passages from the book. There will be time allowed for questions and discussion.

The presentation will take place from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM next Saturday, August 20, at the Pigeon Forge Library. For more information, please click here.


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