As a historical author, it’s always fun to keep an eye out for hidden treasure. Of course, I’m talking about uncovering bits of history, not real treasure. LOL!
While on a recent road trip with my husband to the Smoky Mountains, we enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation and a bit of history as well. As we gazed at the misty mountaintops, Psalm 121 came to mind.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
But the historical writer in me couldn’t go without seeking out a few bits of history along the way. While meandering through Cade’s Cove, we stopped off at several historic cabins and churches.
Shards of history are all around us if we take the time to look for them. From the beauty of God’s creation to the treasures of the past, I hope you’ve enjoyed this detour from my regular posts to share what I’ve been up to when I’m not writing. If you’d like to hear more about my writing journey, I invite you to sign up to recent my monthly Author Newsletter.
What fascinating bits of history have you discovered while on a road trip? I’d love to hear about them.
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I didn’t know there was a Jefferson Davis memorial. How nice! Will have to research that!
I didn’t know it either, just happened to be traveling by it. Wish we would have had time to stop by. Thanks for visiting my blog, Linda. Blessings!
Looks lovely Cynthia, where are the Smoky Mountains? I am interested in your history, did the settlers get moved because of the Gold? Glad you saw the Eagle, we have much in common, blessings.
Hi Ann! The Smoky Mountains are in eastern Tennessee. So beautiful! In the early 1900’s, loggers were destroying the trees and laying the mountains bare. So to preserve it, the government bought out the landowners and made it a national park area. The gold rush happened earlier out in California. Hope that answers your questions. Thanks for stopping by, and for your interest. Blessings!
I grew up just over the TN border in Western NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We visited the Smokey Mountains often. I just love The Blue Ridge and the Smokey Mountains! I’m glad you got to visit and explore!!
Thanks, Trisha! What a blessing to get to grow up in that beautiful area! So glad you stopped by to share.