Appalachia in the Past
Trip Start Apr 06, 2014
28Trip End Apr 20, 2014
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The Appalachian Arts Craft Center was across the street and featured modern day crafts by artisans from the area
I headed back to Norris Dam State Park to visit the Lenoir Museum, a collection of mountain artifacts, especially housewares, farm implements, and furniture. The museum also has displays about TVA's construction of the dam. I looked through a photo book of homes and people who lived there before the dam was built and Lake Norris was created as the reservoir. I talked with a museum staff person who said the government offered cash to those displaced and many left the area.
A mile down the road from the museum was the dam. I took pictures, drove over it, and then headed up, up, up to the West Campground. Quite a few people in cars and motorcycles drove by this evening, a few more RV's in the campground, but all is quiet again. I did make soup in the crockpot and it worked great. Thanks, Mindy! Also managed to get caught up on this travelogue. No wi-fi here so posting will need to wait until tomorrow. I do get public radio on my fancy sound system so am listening to bluegrass right now.