Great Smoky Mountain Stories

This book is the fourth in a series about the Smoky Mountain “west-of-the-Ridge” section of Western North Carolina—its history, people, customs and traditions, folklore, etc. But the greater part of this has been directly and especially about Haywood County and her people. The first section of the book, Great Smoky Mountain Stories, is a continuation of historical stories similar to those found in the 1965 volume Land O’ the Sky. These include stories about Cherokee Indian history, Mill and Milling history, geographic locations, and other interesting tidbits of mountain folklore and traditions. The second section, “Sun Over Ol’ Starlin,” is the author’s first venture into pure historical fiction.

This is a historical novella of life and tragedy in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina—factually based, colorful, tender, and true to life in those days. It is a revealing story of a Haywood community that was, but has now almost vanished from the face of the earth. The third and final section, “Uncle Abe,” is to be found a revised reproduction of quite a number of articles by that name which ran for several years in the Waynesville Mountaineer off and on—just “for the fun of it.”
  • 6 x 9 Trade Paper 157pp.
  • Subject: Appalachian Tales, North Carolina Interest

Condition: New

ISBN: 978-1-57072-159-5

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