Great Smoky Mountains National Park

On June 15, 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established by the National Park Service. The United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina runs northeast to southwest through the centerline … Continue reading Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Kentucky & Tennessee Statehood

On June 1, 1792, the Commonwealth of Kentucky was admitted to the United States of America as the nation’s 15th state. Four years later, on June 1, 1796, Tennessee joined the Union as the 16th state. I only lived in north-central Tennessee (Nashville, Hermitage and Hendersonville) from late 1973 or early 1974 until August 1977, but during those three-and-a-half years of my childhood (aged 8-11) … Continue reading Kentucky & Tennessee Statehood