After discussing government relocation, Walker turns to a number of fascinating case studies of rural industrialization by exploring the arrival of the Aluminum Company of America in Blout County Tennessee in 1914, the growing importance of mining in southwestern West Virginia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the creation of tourism in the Great Smokey Mountains
in the 1920s and 1930s.
During the tour the group visited the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Opry at the Ryman, Elvis Presley's 'Graceland', Dolly Parton's 'Dollywood' ( in fact the coach during tour was driven by Peper Saucer' Dolly's personal driver), tour up the Great Smokey Mountains
, Loretta Lynn's ranch and home, The Homes of the Stars, The Opry Land Hotel, had a trill of lunch and great country show on the largest showboat in the world 'The General Jackson' as she sailed down the Cumberland River.
Following the Great Depression, Knoxville became an important New Deal city, with easy access to the Great Smokey Mountains
National Park and as the headquarters for the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The first sign came in the Great Smokey Mountains
Ninety percent of bear habitat is gone" in the southeastern United States, says Bob Miller at Great Smokey Mountains
National Park, one of the last remaining refuges for black bears.
In addition, the Rockefeller Archive Center houses the records of the building of Rockefeller Center, Riverside Church and the Cloisters; the creation of National Parks such as Acadia, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton, Great Smokey Mountains
, and Virgin Islands and the early history of organizations as diverse as the League of Nations, the London School of Economics, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and the Mount Palomar Observatory.
Following an adventure-filled day, visitors can retreat to the comfort and convenience of our East Tennessee hotel, which is a short drive from East Tennessee State University, Asheville NC, Virginia Creeper Trail, Gatlinburg and the great Smokey Mountains
The Grove Park Inn, an historic, premier resort located on the edge of the Great Smokey Mountains
, will serve as the location for NLC's third Leadership Summit.
The location of the vineyard provides the option for tourism development due to its proximity to the interstate and prominent area attractions such as The Lost Sea Adventure (approximately one mile), Tellico Lake and Watts Bar Lake, The Cherohala Skyway and the Cherokee National Forest, The Great Smokey Mountains
National park, world class rafting on the Hiawassee and Ocoee rivers, and the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area.
Madisonville is 43 miles southwest of Knoxville and nestled between Interstate 75 and Great Smokey Mountains
National Park, just a short drive from vacation destinations like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Just a two-and-a-half-hour drive to Atlantic Ocean beaches and three hours from the Great Smokey Mountains
, Durham has more than 300 restaurants and more than 40 annual festivals.