Rachel Hopkin

Folklorist and Radio Producer

Elkmont Interpreted

10 July, 2015

A couple of years ago, I was part of a team of folklorists who worked on the Elkmont Oral History Project.

Our task was to document the stories and experiences of people who had lived in this settlement which now falls within the boundaries of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – including those who were there before the Park Service moved in, and then those who had summer cabins there up until much more recently.

I just came across this blog post and it looks like our work has now been transformed into interpretative materials for visitors to that beautiful area.