Friday, July 13, 2012

Exploring the Cataloochee Valley

Cataloochee is a beautiful, fairly remote valley nestled on the North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Known today for the 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.

Explore this relatively little visited part of the park with the Great Smoky Mountains Association. Hattie Caldwell Davis was born in Cataloochee and shares some of her memories and knowledge of its history in this video:


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Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

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