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Whistle Over the Mountain: Timber, Track & Trails in the Tennessee Smokies : An Historical and Field Guide to the Little River Lumber Company and the Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee download epub

by William S. Hooks,Ronald G Schmidt


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the Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee Paperback – 1994. This is the only book I've found that covers the history of the LRL Co and the LRRR.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Whistle Over the Mountain: Timber, Track & Trails in the Tennessee Smokies : An Historical and Field Guide to the Little River Lumber Company and the Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee Paperback – 1994. by. Ronald G Schmidt (Author).

Whistle Over the Mountain book. Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. prior to the formation of the park in the 1940's) and the role of the small-gauge steam railroad in the logging operations

Whistle Over the Mountain book. 0964173409 (ISBN13: 9780964173408). prior to the formation of the park in the 1940's) and the role of the small-gauge steam railroad in the logging operations. The book is full of detailed maps of all of the Tennessee side of the park.

Timber, Track and Trails in the Tennessee Smokies.

Whistle over the Mountain : Timber, Track and Trails in the Tennessee Smokies. by Ronald G. Schmidt.

By the time Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited park in the United States, was . As the mountains regrew their 100 native tree species and over 100 native shrub species, the haze that gives the Smokies their name filled the mountain valleys in the early morning.

By the time Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited park in the United States, was established it was almost too late to save it. It was 1934; about 80 percent of the forest in the park had been decimated by logging. Much of the land belonged to 1,200 small property owners. The shaconage, as the Cherokee people call it, or place of blue smoke, is caused by moisture and organic compounds emitted by the dense vegetation, especially on still summer days.

Little River rises in Sevier County inside the national park on the north . Of interest are the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum and the Greenway that parallels . 321.

Little River rises in Sevier County inside the national park on the north slope of Clingmans Dome, the highest point in Tennessee. Clingmans Dome is located directly on the Tennessee-North Carolina state line, which parallels the Appalachian Trail along the crest of the Smokies. Additionally, there are parking turnouts for trails leading to numerous places. About midway between Gatlinburg and Townsend, Little River enters a relatively flat area known as Metcalf Bottoms, which developed along an oasis of soft phyllite amidst the more predominant sandstone.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of Tennessee’s most popular hiking destinations. To get to the trailhead, you must drive through towering trees, down the Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon River. Tulip trees, yellow birch trees, and hardwood forest will surround you. There are several trails hikers can take, each with different levels of difficulty. Whether you’re looking for an easy hike with a scenic view or a challenging trek over large, unsteady rocks, here are the best places to take a hike in the Smokies. Once at the waterfall, which is 90 feet (2. meters) tall, you’ll see salamanders swimming in a small pool at the bottom.

in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Schmidt, Ronald . and William S. Hooks.

Whistle Over the Mountain : Timber, Track and Trails in the Tennessee Smokies : A Historical Field Guide to the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Whistle Over the Mountain : Timber, Track and Trails in the Tennessee Smokies : A Historical Field Guide to the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.

The Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains, have a wide range of elevations, making them home to over 400 vertebrate .

The Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains, have a wide range of elevations, making them home to over 400 vertebrate species .

List of historical structures maintained by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The following is a comprehensive list of historical structures located within and maintained by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Structures at Cades Cove, Roaring Fork, the Noah Ogle Place, and Elkmont are part of . Registered Historic Districts. Nine individual structures in the park are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is located in Walker Valley. The Little River Lumber Company. Tremont Road runs parallel to Middle Prong, and is paved from its intersection along Little River Road to the Institute at Walker Valley. Although Townsend sold his Little River tract to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Commission in 1926, he did so with the agreement that he could continue logging in the area for 15 years.

Fascinating and well-done guide to the history of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, specifically the massive lumbering operations that preceded its establishment, traces of which can still be seen. This book discusses the logging in detail, the construction and utilization of narrow gauge trains, the social impact on the area, and where in the Park one can still see evidence of this enterprise. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, topographical maps, and lovely line drawings. With locomotive roster. Includes bibliography. 170 pages with index.

Comments: (6)

Wetiwavas
This is the only book I've found that covers the history of the LRL Co and the LRRR. It's what I would describe as a basic history and not an in-depth overly detailed history. Maps could use some improvement. Would like to have seen more old photos and fewer line drawings and sketches.
The price I paid was $36.95. On the back of the book it had a price tag of $22.50. In this case FREE SHIPPING didn't mean much. Still, I'd purchase the book again.
Nuliax
My 95 yr old mom-in-law loved it. She rode this rail way before a lot of us were born. A great reference book for any one interested in modeling the Southern routes through Tenn and Western NC.
Shalinrad
I purchased this book thru Amazon, I am a Tn. native, and love railroading history past and present. So I have friends that were born in the area of Tn. this book describes, So I have the book and will keep it in my library.
JoJosho
GREAT BOOK !
Buriwield
Hooks and Schmidt have written the definitive history of the Little River Railroad and Lumber Companies with Whistle Over the Mountain. Hooks has spent most of his 80 years researching the natural and human history of the Smokies. Packed with maps and vintage photos. This has become our "Bible" here at the Little River Museum in Townsend, and is a must for any railroad, logging or hiking fan. Beautifully designed and very well written.
Zadora
This book made me immediately drive to the Smokies and search out the many logging camps described in great detail. Bill Hooks makes this book a "must have" for the Smoky Mountain Hiker types. The information on the ancient town of Elkmont was fantastic. I will be using this book along with my trail maps to find the many 'turn-of-the-century' archaeological spots tucked away in the National Park.
Whistle Over the Mountain: Timber, Track & Trails in the Tennessee Smokies : An Historical and Field Guide to the Little River Lumber Company and the Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee download epub
Americas
Author: William S. Hooks,Ronald G Schmidt
ISBN: 0964173409
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Graphicom Press (1994)
Pages: 170 pages