Thursday, September 20, 2012


I know I've said it before, but I am so drawn to the once-upon-a-time vacation houses in Elkmont,

 on the Little River, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,

 close to what is now Elkmont Campground.

Families were allowed to keep the houses until the 90's, when they became park property and were pretty much ignored after that.  A couple of the properties have been repaired,

but the others are slowly being reclaimed by the forest.  Every camping trip I go to look at them, and every time they are more dilapidated than the time before.  Before too long, the houses and their stories will be gone.

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