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French Broad River

French Broad River

(Del Rio TN) On my way to the Smoky Mountains, I drove along the French Broad River. The sight of cascading water with lots of rocks was enough for me to stop to take photos. The river flows for 216 miles from near Brevard NC, through Asheville and into Tennessee, eventually emptying into the Tennessee […]

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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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Fort Donelson Natl Battlefield

Fort Donelson

(Dover TN) Fort Donelson National Battlefield preserves the site of the first major victory by Union forces in the Civil War, and which made General U.S. Grant famous. (soldiers said U.S. stood for Unconditional Surrender) The battle was also the first use of ironclad gunboats commanded by Flag Officer Andrew Foote. The capture secured access […]

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