New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
Maggie Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains: Historic Homes and Early Pioneers, 1787-1934, by Hattie Davis. From the earliest land grant to the 20th century, the author explores 200 years of Maggie Valley’s history and area families. Brief accounts about specific families known to be native to Maggie Valley are featured. Vintage photographs reveal the people who settled the area along with historic views of key places.
Step Back in Time See Historic Cataloochee Valley of the Elk, v. 2, by Hattie Davis. Visiting Historic Cataloochee Valley, now a part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, truly is a step back in time. The author brings its family histories into focus describing the settlers and residents before and after the Park. Vintage photographs reveal much about the families from one of the last frontiers of Eastern America. A personal memoir about Cataloochee Valley life in 1866 is included.
Genealogy materials are available on-site at the Government and Heritage Library or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.