Category Archives: Landscape

“Some say that the place was bewitched by a High German doctor, during the early days of the settlement; others, that an old Indian chief, the prophet or wizard of his tribe, held his powwows there before the country was discovered by Master Hendrick Hudson. Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway […]

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“Be as I am, a reluctant enthusiast..a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic….So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while […]

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“Men say, that in this midnight hour,The disembodied have power,To wander as it liketh them, By wizard oak and fairy stream,Through still and solemn places,And by old walls and tombs, to dream,With pale, cold, mournful faces. I fear them not; for they must be,Spirits of kindest sympathy,Who choose such haunts, and joy to feel, The […]

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I hear tell Mount Sterling is a haunted mountain.. “One of the more riveting stories to come out of Great Smoky Mountain folklore involves a cold-blooded killing of Union sympathizers by Confederate Captain Albert Teague during the waning days of the Civil War. On a raid into Big Creek, Teague captured three outliers of draft […]

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