Twenty Years Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains

Twenty Years Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains Author Samuel J Hunnicutt
ISBN-10 1469634007
Year 2017-04-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher
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Originally published in 1926, Twenty Years Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains is a vivid, firsthand account of life in rural Appalachia. Samuel J. Hunnicutt was an avid and accomplished outdoorsman. He lived with his wife, Leah, and seven children in what is today the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hunnicutt's many hunting and fishing trips in this rugged and remote part of North Carolina are recounted in forty-seven tales captured in his distinct and unadorned voice. Hunnicutt's original work, long considered a lost classic, is presented here in an unaltered facsimile edition with a new introduction by Jim Casada.

Fly Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains

Fly Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains Author Don Kirk
ISBN-10 9781458731524
Year 2011-02-14
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Guide to the Smoky Mountains does more than any other book in print to bring success to a fishing trip. This newly updated landmark volume is an essential guide for anyone planning to fish the rivers, streams, and lakes in the Smokies - these fisheries are some of the greatest in the nation. For successful fly-fishing, this guide is as important as the right tackle.The fist half of this guide offers advice and history. The second half examines each of the thirteen watersheds found within the park. Don Kirk and Greg Ward provide information about trail access, fishing pressure and quality, species, fly hatch information, and campsite availability.

Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains

Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains Author Kenneth Wise
ISBN-10 9781621900542
Year 2014-08-15
Pages 510
Language en
Publisher Univ. of Tennessee Press
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Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains is an essential guide to one of America’s most breathtaking and rugged national parks. The second edition of this compellingly readable and useful book is completely updated, giving outdoor enthusiasts the most current information they need to explore this world-renowned wilderness. Included here are facts on more than 125 official trails recognized by the Park Service. Each one has its own setting, purpose, style, and theme, and author Kenneth Wise describes them in rich and vivid detail. For every route, he includes a set of driving directions to the trailhead, major points of interest, a schedule of distances to each one, a comprehensive outline of the trail’s course, specifics about where it begins and ends, references to the U.S. Geological Survey’s quadrangle maps, and, when available, historical anecdotes relating to the trail. His colorful descriptions of the area’s awe-inspiring beauty are sure to captivate even armchair travelers. Organized by sections that roughly correspond to the seventeen major watersheds in the Smokies, Wise starts in Tennessee and moves south into North Carolina, with two major trails—the Lakeshore and the Appalachian—that traverse several watersheds treated independently. Further enhancing the utility of this volume is the inclusion of the Great Smoky Mountains’ official trail map as well as an informative introduction filled with details about the geology, climate, vegetation, wildlife, human history, and environmental concerns of the region. A seasoned outdoorsman with more than thirty years of experience in the area and codirector of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Wise brings an exceptional depth of knowledge to this guide. Both experienced hikers and novices will find this newly revised edition an invaluable resource for trekking in the splendor of the Smokies. In addition to being codirector of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project, Kenneth Wise is associate professor at UTK’s John C. Hodges Library, coeditor of Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544–1934, and coauthor of A Natural History of Mount Le Conte.

The Best Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Best Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains Author James Andrews
ISBN-10 0870499726
Year 1997
Pages 88
Language en
Publisher Univ. of Tennessee Press
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Located astride the Tennessee-North Carolina border, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains more than one hundred trails that trace eight hundred miles of rugged terrain. This fact is certain to bewilder any newcomer who might be eager to explore the Park's backcountry but is unsure where to start. This book, intended as a beginner's guide to hiking the Smokies, offers lively, informative descriptions of twenty-two trails that can be completed in a day or less. For anyone who has yet to discover the beauty of the Smokies, the highest North American mountains east of the Mississippi, the trails described here offer a splendid introduction. Scenic overlooks at Mount Le Conte, Clingmans Dome, Gregory Bald, and other peaks are included along these pathways, as are some of the well-known waterfalls of the Park, such as Laurel Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Ramsay Cascades. In addition to vital data about the length of the trail, its elevation gain, and "how to get there," each trail description is packed with interesting facts and Smoky Mountain lore. Detailed maps are also included. In their introduction, the authors provide a brief overview of the park's history as well as useful tips for novice hikers. The Authors: Kenneth Wise, an administrator at the University of Tennessee Library, Knoxville, has hiked in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than twenty years. He is the author of Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains: A Comprehensive Guide. James Andrews,a partner in the firm of Andrews, Hudson & Wall, P.C., has hiked the Park trails for more than a decade. He is the coauthor, with Wise, of The Best Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Plott Hound Tales

Plott Hound Tales Author Bob Plott
ISBN-10 9781439662236
Year 2017-08-14
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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The Plott hound has reached worldwide fame through the contributions of many colorful characters from the Southern Appalachians. Quill Rose—a legendary local outlaw, moonshiner, gunfighter and more—helped cultivate the bloodline for bear hunting. Revered baseball icon Branch Rickey brought national acclaim to the breed through his hunts in the Hazel Creek Watershed. Writer Frank Methven wrote extensively about the Plott hound for decades, and the Methven Award remains one of the most coveted big game hunting awards in the world. Author and breed expert Bob Plott reveals the fascinating people and places that have shaped the history of the Plott hound.

Hatches Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains

Hatches   Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains Author Don Kirk
ISBN-10 9780811711173
Year 2014-08-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Stackpole Books
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Focusing on the Great Smoky Mountains--America's most-visited national park--this book is full of useful information for fly fishers curious to learn more about flies and fly patterns. • Collects the best fly-fishing knowledge from both contemporary tiers and "old timers" • Recounts the history of fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains • Provides a comprehensive overview of the best hatches and matches for aquatic insects

The Story of the Plott Hound

The Story of the Plott Hound Author Bob Plott
ISBN-10 9781614231103
Year 2007-12-17
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Recognized now as one of the premier hunting dogs in America, the Plott bear hound is unique among hunting dog breeds because it descends from Germanic stock rather than the traditional English foxhound. The breed's story began when its original breeder, Johannes Plott, and his brother Enoch left Germany in 1750 with their prized hunting dogs. This trip across the Atlantic began the two-hundred-year journey that would culminate in the North Carolina mountains with the development of what is now arguably the world's finest breed of hunting dog. This fascinating story of the Plott family and the Plott hound is a classic American tale of adventurers and underdogs--a story that Bob Plott, the great-great-great-grandson of Johannes Plott, is uniquely qualified to tell.

The WPA Guide to Tennessee

The WPA Guide to Tennessee Author Federal Writers' Project
ISBN-10 9781595342409
Year 2013-10-31
Pages 558
Language en
Publisher Trinity University Press
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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. Although it is a slim volume, the WPA Guide to Tennessee is packed with useful and interesting information. There are sections on folklore and the state’s architectural and literary legacies as well as an essay on the Tennessee Valley Authority. There are 16 driving tours in total, through both the Volunteer State’s several major cities and the natural wonder of the Great Smokey Mountains Natural Park.

Terra Incognita

Terra Incognita Author Anne Bridges
ISBN-10 9781572334786
Year 2013-11-30
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher Univ. of Tennessee Press
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Terra Incognita is the most comprehensive bibliography of sources related to the Great Smoky Mountains ever created. Compiled and edited by three librarians, this authoritative and meticulously researched work is an indispensable reference for scholars and students studying any aspect of the region’s past. Starting with the de Soto map of 1544, the earliest document that purports to describe anything about the Great Smoky Mountains, and continuing through 1934 with the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park—today the most visited national park in the United States—this volume catalogs books, periodical and journal articles, selected newspaper reports, government publications, dissertations, and theses published during that period. This bibliography treats the Great Smoky Mountain Region in western North Carolina and east Tennessee systematically and extensively in its full historic and social context. Prefatory material includes a timeline of the Great Smoky Mountains and a list of suggested readings on the era covered. The book is divided into thirteen thematic chapters, each featuring an introductory essay that discusses the nature and value of the materials in that section. Following each overview is an annotated bibliography that includes full citation information and a bibliographic description of each entry. Chapters cover the history of the area; the Cherokee in the Great Smoky Mountains; the national forest movement and the formation of the national park; life in the locality; Horace Kephart, perhaps the most important chronicler to document the mountains and their inhabitants; natural resources; early travel; music; literature; early exploration and science; maps; and recreation and tourism. Sure to become a standard resource on this rich and vital region, Terra Incognita is an essential acquisition for all academic and public libraries and a boundless resource for researchers and students of the region.

The WPA Guide to North Carolina

The WPA Guide to North Carolina Author Federal Writers' Project
ISBN-10 9781595342317
Year 2013-10-31
Pages 601
Language en
Publisher Trinity University Press
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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor.

Encyclopedia of North Carolina

Encyclopedia of North Carolina Author Nancy Capace
ISBN-10 9780403097326
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 653
Language en
Publisher Somerset Publishers, Inc.
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The Encyclopedia of North Carolina contains detailed information on States: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Fly Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains

Fly Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains Author Don Kirk
ISBN-10 0897328655
Year 1997-01-01
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Menasha Ridge Press
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The Fly-Fishing guide to the Great Smoky Mountains does more than any other book in print to bring success to a fishing trip. This landmark volume is an essential guide for anyone planning to fish the rivers, streams, and lakes in the Smokies - these fisheries are some of the greatest in the nation. For successful fly-fishing, this guide is as important as the right tackle. The fist half of this guide offers advice and history. The second half examines each of the thirteen watersheds found within the park. Don Kirk provides information about trail access, fishing pressure and quality, species, fly hatch information, and campsite availability. (6 x 9, 248 pages, b&w photos, charts)

Smokies Chronicle

Smokies Chronicle Author Ben Anderson
ISBN-10 9780895876935
Year 2017-06-27
Pages 183
Language en
Publisher John F. Blair, Publisher
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Since its creation in 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has become the most heavily visited of all our national parks, with yearly visitation sometimes surpassing 10 million people. To many, the Smokies are among the loveliest and most interesting mountains anywhere, favored by a remarkable biodiversity owing mostly to copious precipitation, elevation variation, and remnants of the most recent ice age. In the park, one finds a variety of trees and plants similar to that of the entire 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail from north Georgia to central Maine. As the national park system celebrated its centennial in 2016, Ben Anderson decided to explore and closely observe, across the seasons, as much of the nation’s most popular national park as practicable during the year. On the three or four hikes he took each month, he revisited a number of trails he was familiar with from previous hiking and backpacking excursions, often through his role as a Smokies backcountry volunteer for more than 20 years. Even on familiar trails, he sought a greater perspective and deeper insight into the park. In Smokies Chronicle, Anderson offers observations on natural and human history, mountain culture, geography, geology, flora and fauna. The book also deftly blends the personal with the universal in a compelling mix of entries from the backcountry. Although this book can be used as a helpful trail guide, it also provides a fresh look and an engaging narrative about our most heavily visited national park, through the eyes and ears of a writer who has an extensive history with the park.