Mountain Stories - Appalachian Tales, Interesting Places, History, Heroes, and Humor
Stories from Appalachia in Northwest Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, and Western North Carolina.
Blue Ridge - Historic Homes & Towns, Blue Ridge Lake, The Cohutta Wilderness, Railroad History, and More
Stories and narratives about buildings, towns, places, and most of all people fill this 308- page book. There are also 313 photos and 18 maps in this amazing volume.
To Touch The Past: Appalachian Life Centered in North Georgia
Through interviews of the area’s oldest residents, photos, and historical research a portrait of the Appalachian peoples of Fannin County emerges. The achievements of extraordinary figures and the daily lives of ordinary folk come alive. Consider the origins of the Appalachian dialect utilizing the Thompson Family Dictionary. Learn about the area’s geography, Native Peoples, and music. Most of all enjoy what is an informative, relaxing read.
346 pages, 5 ½ by 8 ½ inch format
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History and Fun in the Ocoee Gorge and the Copper Basin
Part I The Ocoee Gorge and River: Made by Nature but Managed by Man If mountains could talk the towering cliffs of the Ocoee Gorge would spin marvelous tales about Cherokees, Copper Haulers, and Hydroelectric production. Extensive maps of places to see and activities for the whole family.
Part II The Copper Basin: Red Hills and Copper Mining
58 pages, 8 ½ by 11 inch format
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Kathleen Thompson has published magazine articles in over one hundred national and state magazines. Educational units she has developed sell in Canada and the United States (www.artimagepublications.com ). Since retiring from teaching she has continued her writing. Extensive research and many interviews have resulted in three books of regional history and culture published since 2008. Her first book venture was in conjunction with students in her high school photo journalism classes. "Touching Home" was published in 1976 and "In Touch With The Past" in 1981. After 16,000 copies of the books were sold, the printing company closed and the book plates were destroyed. Fortunately, much of the material has been used in her current books.