Salt On The Road
A Travel Photo - Journal Of Tryna and Al Morton

Our First Trip - Great Smoky Mountains

2001-10-22: Museum of Appalachia

John Rice Irwin and his family have lived in the Southern Appalachian area for generations. Because he felt that these mountain people were among the most admirable people of the world he began collecting relics depicting their heritage. After collecting for over a quarter century, Irwin began displaying his collection for the enjoyment of others. What he has now has is a firsthand example of Appalachia of yesteryear. We thoroughly enjoyed the two buildings of artifacts and photos as well as the buildings he has moved onto the property which depict a typical mountain village. This was the cabin of Mark Twain's family.

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2001-10-22: One Room Schoolhouse

Here is Tryna behind the desk of the one room schoolhouse. Once teaching is in your blood, I guess it's always there.

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2001-10-23: Cades Cove

A "cove" in Smoky Mountain vernacular is a relatively flat valley between mountains or ridges. Here at Cades Cove we had the opportunity to enjoy both wild nature and human history in an idyllic setting. In 1850 the population of the cove was 685 (132 families). The National Park Service acquired the cove in the 1930's and has preserved some 70 historic buildings. This is the John Oliver place which was built around 1826.

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2001-10-23: Tipton House

Col. Hamp Tipton built this home in the cove for his daughters in the early 1870s. It was interesting to see the additions that were added to the cabin over the years. We totally enjoyed our visit to the Great Smoky Mountains with its beauty and history.

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2001-10-23: Typical Mountain Barn

The Tipton barn is a good example of the type of barn built in this area. If you have never visited the Great Smoky Mountains then we suggest that you plan a trip to this beautiful area.

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