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Smokey Bear Museum

Smokey Bear Park

(Capitan NM) In 1944, the National Forest Service began an advertising campaign to reduce the number of man-caused forest fires. A character of a bear was used in posters and ads to get the message out to the public. They named it Smokey Bear. Fast forward to 1950, when a disastrous fire erupted near town, […]

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Great Smoky Mountains NP, Juney Whank Falls

Smoky Mountains Falls

(Bryson City NC) I was a bit surprised to find a campsite available inside of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Especially since it was near a trail that went to three waterfalls. Just the kind of place for me! About a three mile loop trail went up into the mountains. The first fall encountered was […]

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Cumberland Gap NHP

Cumberland Gap

(Cumberland Gap TN) Cumberland Gap National Historical Park highlights the place where Daniel Boone forged a passage across the Appalachian Mountains. In the 1700s, the mountains were a barrier which prevented westward migration. What became known as Wilderness Road was really an expansion of a well used wildlife and native trail. It quickly became a […]

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