• Glowing sunset view from overlook - Photo by Jason Barnett Photography

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

History and Culture Studies

The Big South Fork collections include many papers and studies that were written about the area and lifestyles or traditions of the people who lived here.

Many times, these research papers get into great depth about the topic they portray.

Inventory of Music and Gospel Recording 1981 by R. Tincher (1.55 MB)

Old Time Religion by R. Tincher (2.42 MB)

Old Time Music (4.21 MB)

Did You Know?

Park interpreter presents program on Longhunters.

Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.