The Smokies - Oconaluftee Visitor Center & Museum - Cherokee, NC
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N 35° 30.791 W 083° 18.374
17S E 290856 N 3932401
Quick Description: The place where farmers found great soil, and legends began
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 2/15/2019 5:08:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM102Y9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
County of center: Swain County
Location of center: Newfound Gap Rd (US-441), 2 miles N. of Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-1904
Sign erected by: National Park Service
Date erected: 2011

Marker Text:

Shaping the Landscape
or thousands of years, people have come to the Smoky Mountains looking for something. Some came to farm, others to find fish and wildlife. Some came to cut down the trees, other to look for minerals. Some came for work and some for recreation. All these people came searching for different things found in this one place. The land and its resources have changed , and yet people still come to the Smokies to look and discover.

  " ... it was more like livin' in the Garden of Eden that anything else I can think of."

Charlie Palmer
Cataloochee Valley resident

Group that erected the marker: National Park Service

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
1194 Newfound Gap Hwy., Cherokee, NC 28719-8249

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