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Okefenokee Swamp, Chesser Homestead

Chesser Island Homestead

(Traders Hill GA) Chesser Island Homestead is located inside of the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The Chesser family settled the area in the mid 1800s. Their house and out buildings, made of yellow pine and cypress, were built by the youngest son in 1927. Originally, it had three bedrooms, a parlor, and front porch. […]

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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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Homeplace 1850-LBL

Homeplace 1850s

(Grand Rivers KY to Dover TN) Another attraction at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area was a recreated homestead they called The Homeplace. Period buildings were moved from around the area to form a typical subsistence farm from the 1850s period. Volunteers, dressed for the times, demonstrate throughout the year with chores typical for […]

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