J.C. McCaulley spent part of his childhood growing up in Cades Cove. He and his wife Margaret have collected his stories in their book, A Cades Cove Childhood, and spoke to park visitors awhile back about his family and their life in the Cove. In this Great Smoky Mountains Association video you'll hear Margaret and J.C. share some stories from times past, and J.C.s childhood spent in Cades Cove:
If planning to visit Cades Cove this summer, you may want to consider staying in Townsend. If you've never had the pleasure of staying in the Townsend area, also known as the “Quiet Side of the Smokies”, you may want to note that it's much easier getting in and out of the park, and is fairly close to Cades Cove. If you need a rental cabin during your visit, be sure to visit our Townsend Accommodations page.
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