Dean M. Chriss
Morning Fog, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains

Fog and Trees, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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This photograph was taken in a lush valley of rolling hills surrounded by mountains known as Cades Cove. The Cove's abundant wildlife and good hunting drew the Cherokee Nation back again and again. The same things drew European frontiersmen who removed the Cherokee people, cleared the land, built farms, and lived here for many generations. By 1929 Cades Cove became part of Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

A very similar image that was posted here in the past was replaced by a slightly different, and I think nicer one, from the same morning