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,
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
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
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
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
One of the early mountaineers you can learn about in our museum is Levi Trentham, who was called “the Prophet of the Smokies” and the
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