Postcards from the Great Smoky Mountains

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Black Bear; The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Postcard with handwritten note sent from Knoxville to Miss Virginia Bogart, Loudon, Tennessee on March 2, 1944 for a postage of 1 cent., The hardwood forest of America, and probably of the entire world, originated in the Great Smoky Mountains, where remains the nation's largest body of virgin hardwood forest, and the world's greatest variety of trees, flowering shrubs and wild flowers.
Chalet Motel, Gatlinburg
Chalet Motel, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738; Sunset Drive: Turn at Traffic Light #9 on Parkway. A mountain vacation home with a view of the "Smokies." Air conditioned, room phones, Color T.V., thermostatically controlled private pool, complimentary pool-side breakfast. Open year 'round.
Cherokee Indian Reservation, Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina and Tennessee
Cherokee Indian Reservation on the eastern boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Asheville, N. C., is the home to over 3,000 Indians of the Eastern Band of Cherokees who still pursue the ancient crafts and customs of their race. The Indians are a principal attraction for visitors in the new national park.
Chimney Tops, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Chimney Tops, Alt. 4,755 ft. The "Chimneys" in the Tennessee section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park test the endurance of hardened mountain climbers. The ruggedness cannot be appreciated until one climbs to the top. Excellent views of Little Pigeon Gorge, the Loop-Over and many other awe-inspiring scenes may be seen from the tops.
Duck Hawk Peak, The Most Spectacular Mountain Peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Postcard with handwritten note sent from Loudon, Tennessee to Miss Norene Bogart, Knoxville on September 4, 1946 for a postage of 1 cent., This Alpine looking peak is to be found in the Alum Cave section of the Smokies. It affords the skilled mountain climber with one of the most spectacular climbs east of the Rocky Mountains.
Newfound Gap Highway, as Seen from the Chimney Tops, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Postcard-sized image; reverse image: Newfound Gap Parking Area and Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial
Park Headquarters and Administration Building -- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Postcard-sized image; reverse image: Edge Park Inn, Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Rockefeller Memorial; Cumberland Gap, Great Smokies
Unused postcard. Newfound Gap is erroneously identified as Cumberland Gap., Rockefeller Memorial at Cumberland Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn. The reading on the plaque is as follows: -For-The-Permanent-Enjoyment-Of-The-People- This park was given one-half by the peoples and states of North Carolina and Tennessee and by the United States of America; and one-half in memory of Laura Spelman Rockefeller by the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Founded by her husband John D. Rockefeller.
Chimney Tops and Newfound Gap Highway as seen from the Loop Underpass; Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Postcard with handwritten note sent from Jefferson City, Tenn. to Miss Virginia Bogart, Loudon, Tenn. on August 9, 1943 for a postage of 1 cent.
"Laura Spelman Rockefeller" Memorial, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Postcard with handwritten note sent from Knoxville to Mrs. C.J. Bogart, Loudon, Tenn. on April 24, 1944 for a postage of 1 cent., The following inscription appears on the plaque of this memorial: "For the permanent enjoyment of the people, this park was given one half by the peoples and states of North Carolina and Tennessee and by the United States of America, and one half in memory of Laura Spelman Rockefeller by the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial founded by her husband, John D. Rockefeller."
Looking Down Tennessee River Near Tapoco in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Postcard with handwritten note sent from Jefferson City, Tenn. to Miss Virginia Bogart, Loudon, Tenn. on August 2, 1943 for a postage of 1 cent.

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