Cultural Resources & Archeology: April-May, 2009
Library of Congress archive photo.
Recording the past: photographing the former splendor of Elkmont
For a week, James, accompanied by cultural resources staff and by Americorps volunteers who are spending their spring in the Smokies, stepped into dozens of houses to capture their characters. Many houses had collapsing floors and roofs, but using several flashbulbs James was able to document as much of the original architecture as possible. Look for more about this documentation in a Cultural Resources feature in a future issue of “Dispatches.”
Recording the present: photographing culturally significant comfort stations
Return to Resource Roundup: April-May, 2009.
Did You Know?
What lives in Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Although the question sounds simple, it is actually extremely complex. Right now scientists think that we only know about 17 percent of the plants and animals that live in the park, or about 17,000 species of a probable 100,000 different organisms.