Hidden in Plain Sight: Cemeteries of the Smoky Mountains, Vol.1-Tennessee (Paperback)
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Hidden in Plain Sight: Cemeteries of the Smoky Mountains, Vol. 1-Tennessee is a comprehensive book about each of the more than 152 known cemeteries within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The location of each one, complete with directions and gps coordinates and quad maps are included. Some cemeteries include a "Grave Plot Map" which shows the exact location of each grave and matches the list of names provided of those buried in each cemetery. Color photos are included for many of the cemeteries and headstones, as well as archival photos of people mentioned in the stories, photos from earlier times. A beautiful book, it provides brief histories of each section in Tennessee that are included, as well as stories about some of the persons who lived in those sections. Such as the story about the feud between Sam "Long Hair" Burchfield and his competitor in making moonshine, Little George Powell Jr.; and the story about Bote Mountain Girl, killed by her father and buried on the mountain top; or about Becky Cable of Cades Cove exchanging a pair of handmade woolen socks for a coffin. Such stories help provide insight into the people and the events that happened to them, especially during the 1800s to the time the area became a national park, 1930s and 1940s. This is a new version of the first book written by Dr. Palmer, now out of print, "Cemeteries of the Smokies" published by Great Smoky Mountains Association. "Hidden in Plain Sight..." is being published by Smoky Mountain Publishers. Volume 2 of this series will provide information about the cemeteries in Western North Carolina.