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by Tim Hollis

  • ISBN: 1578069440
  • Category: History
  • Author: Tim Hollis
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (May 18, 2007)
  • Pages: 228 pages
  • FB2 size: 1423 kb
  • EPUB size: 1132 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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Some come to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; many others delight in the sometimes quirky but always alluring attractions along the highways

Some come to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; many others delight in the sometimes quirky but always alluring attractions along the highways. In The Land of the Smokies, Tim Hollis wields his wit, his passion for detail, and almost 200 classic illustrations to produce an incomparable history of fun in the mountains. Hollis shows how the national park was created out of former farms and homesteads. He charts the development of Gatlinburg's crafts industry and examines the many types of restaurants and motels.

Some come to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; many others delight in the sometimes quirky but always alluring attractions along the highways.

The Great Smoky Mountains and Sevier County, in particular, have been . The Land of the Smokies: Great Mountain Memories.

The Great Smoky Mountains and Sevier County, in particular, have been major tourist destinations since the 1920s. There are many excellent books written about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding area but they tend to focus on the constants of its majestic natural wonders and the heritage and culture of its people.

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They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and form part of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province

They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and form part of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains and the name is commonly shortened to the Smokies. The Great Smokies are best known as the home of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which protects most of the range.

From Blowing Rock, North Carolina, where the Tweetsie Railroad boards to Lookout Mountain, on the Tennessee and Georgia border, "the Land of the Smokies" attracts thousands of tourists each year. Some come to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; many others delight in the sometimes quirky but always alluring attractions along the highways.

In The Land of the Smokies, Tim Hollis wields his wit, his passion for detail, and almost 200 classic illustrations to produce an incomparable history of fun in the mountains. Hollis shows how the national park was created out of former farms and homesteads. He charts the development of Gatlinburg's crafts industry and examines the many types of restaurants and motels. Through photographs, postcards, brochures, and historiography, he explores popular destinations including Christus Gardens, Rock City, and Ruby Falls, as well as more obscure though no less bewitching stops such as the Tour Through Hell, Magic World, and Santa's Land.

Hollis does not settle for mere nostalgia but also treats the many contemporary celebrities who set up their own theaters and theme parks, such as Dollywood. And what visit to the Smokies would be complete without a round at the many miniature golf courses that line highways to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg?

Tim Hollis is the author of numerous books, including Hi There, Boys and Girls! America's Local Children's TV Programs, and co-author of Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records, both from University Press of Mississippi.


Reviews about The Land of the Smokies: Great Mountain Memories (4):
elegant stranger
I liked this book a lot. My parents dragged me to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge practically every summer when I was a kid (just as my kids drag me back there today). This little book is crammed with pictures of the places I remember seeing as a kid. It also helps explain how Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge got that way, which is something I'd always wondered about. My kids don't really like the book because I can't go 2 pages without nudging them and saying, "Hey, look at this!" or "I went there!" This isn't a book about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; this is a book about what most people really do when they say they're going to the Smokies.
Ese
Easy to read , very interesting facts about East Tennessee and the Smokey Mountains.
zzzachibis
This would be a pretty good book if the pictures and maps were larger. It would also be better if it showed some pictures of the Smokies instead of just the tourist attractions. Still a good book because of the text, but a disappointment because of the small pictures and maps.
Goktilar
For those of us who visited the Great Smoky Mtn area as kids in the 1960s and 1970s, this book is a good flashback. But the photos are way too small. Remember, some of us are now in our late 40s and 50s and we can't see detail in a 1-inch square photo. This type of book would be great if the tiny photos were increased 2x to 4x and cut the text back (I don't need that much detail on the owners of the amusements, etc.) I was going to get this book for my 75-year old dad, who also visited the area in the late 1940s thru 1980s; But the photos were too small.

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