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The Walker Sisters: Spirited Women of the Smokies by Bonnie Trentham Myers

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From the publisher:

"The Walker Sisters: Spirited Women of the Smokies describes the lives of five unmarried women who remained in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after their neighbors moved away when the Park was created. Their existence was much like that of their great-grandparents. They grew all their own food, made all their clothes, and continued the traditions of a mountain family. Many Park visitors came to their home to see how they lived when an article about them appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. The author speaks from the unique perspective of one who remembers living in the Park and moving with her family when their land was condemned. The book provides details of their primitive yet gratifying lifestyle."

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Maryville, TN: Myers and Myers, 2004