• HAT TIP TO EDDIE MCCLANAHAN

    Someone once compared the study of history to going out on a windy day and gathering everyone’s blown off hats in an attempt to get

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  • TANNING YOUR HIDES

    Chilhowee Gap was formed by the Little River basin through the Chilhowee Mountains. Originally known as Murphy’s Cove, it was renamed Miller’s Cove around 1800,

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  • SKOOKUM

    Our museum’s Shay Engine, Number 2147, is the only surviving Shay from our Little River Railroad. However, Number 110, which was the pride and joy

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  • NUMBER 110

    Number 110 was the flagship stem locomotive of the Little River Railroad. It was special ordered by Colonel W. B. Townsend, so as to combine

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  • RAILROADED BY PROGRESS

    Progress had taken America by the turn of the 20th century, thanks to the Industrial Revolution. America’s railroads had carried it everywhere, changing America into

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  • EXCHANGING A CASH COW FOR AN IRON HORSE

    The Smokies’ balds are large pastures or meadows atop the mountains. Some of the best known are Gregory’s Bald, Andrew’s Bald, and Spence Field. No

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