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2011-07-19 08:50:00

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumberjack Sports International's Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud launched a road show in recent days, set to appear in six Southeastern and Midwestern cities.

2011-07-06 13:31:00

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumberjack Sports International will open its new Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud Aug.

2010-12-02 00:00:44

American Patriot Getaways, leading Smoky Mountains cabin rental company, achieves measurable increase in revenue due to low-cost social media marketing campaign. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 American Patriot Getaways, the premier host of Tennessee’s Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins and chalets recently used the winning combination of social media marketing and good old sweepstakes to not only boost connections with their customer base online, but also to bring in more...

2009-10-21 10:46:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation is inviting schools across the country to explore the biodiversity of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in an Electronic Field Trip (EFT) on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009.

2008-08-06 09:00:31

GATLINBURG, Tenn. _ A decade ago, scientists decided it would be smart to know exactly what plants and animals populate America's most-visited national park, the Great Smokies.

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By FROM STAFF REPORTS DAY TRIPS NEW! Aug. 7 'Little Women' Travel to the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre at Ferrum College to see the musical version of the classic novel. $39. Hosted by Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. 772-7529, roanokecountyparks.com. NEW! Aug.

2008-07-29 12:00:49

By Morgan Simmons, The Knoxville News Sentinel, Tenn. Jul. 28--Visitors to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will notice improved services throughout the park this summer thanks to a federal funding increase.

2008-07-26 03:00:23

By Laurie Edwards The Department of Environmental Quality currently is reviewing Appalachian Power's permit application to continue operating the Smith Mountain Project, a hydroelectric powerhouse consisting of Smith Mountain and Leesville dams.

2008-07-05 09:00:14

By Debra McCown, Bristol Herald Courier, Va. Jul. 5--ABINGDON, Va. -- The region's forests are not what they used to be. Never mind old-timers' talk about the days before clear-cutting and construction; the problem is much more sinister.


Latest Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reference Libraries

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

Spruce Fir Moss Spider, Microhexura montivaga
2013-08-26 12:08:18

The Spruce Fir Moss Spider (Microhexura montivaga) is an endangered species of spider that can be found at high elevations in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Initially identified in 1923, they inhabit moss that grows on rocks under the forest canopy. It is one of the smallest mygalomorph spiders, with the adults only measuring 3 to 4 millimeters. The coloration varies from light brown to yellow-brown to a darker reddish brown color, with no markings on its abdomen. Their chelicerae...

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