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Great Smoky Mountains National Park “Womens Work” Day Saturday, June 17, 2017

Great Smoky Mountains National Park “Womens Work” Day Saturday, June 17, 2017. On Saturday, June 17, Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the annual Women’s Work Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum. This event honors the vast contributions made by the women of Southern Appalachia showcasing traditional work led by women on mountain farms in […]

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Cantilever Barns? HeySmokies! What’s Up With That?

What’s up with those oddly-shaped barns in the Smokies? Well, the cantilever barn is a late-19th century style of architecture found primarily in Sevier and Blount counties in east Tennessee. The unusual design features an overhang, or cantilever, over one or more storage areas known as a crib to the mountain farmer. It’s believed that […]

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