Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Sometimes we forget that land has a history, and its history
is often in how it affects the people who live there, who work there,
and who now visit. Great
Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited
National Park in the nation. People come from all over the east coast,
and beyond, to visit the majestic mountains with the fog shrouded peaks
within the Appalachian Mountain Range, for all sort of purposes. Many
come to camp. Many come to view the scenery. Others come to learn about
the Indian and Appalachian culture that has been culled within the
range and valley floors of this land.
If you told most visitors to Florida that the oldest town in
the United States did not reside in New England or Virginia, they
wouldn't have a clue to what city your were talking about. And if you
mentioned to your kids that only a generation ago, a visit to this town
just had to be included on their visit to Florida, right up there with
the Everglades, Miami, Cape Canaveral, and Cypress Gardens, they'd
think you were nuts. What no mouse! Well, it's all true, and a visit to
Florida still should include St.
Augustine, the oldest city in the nation since its
founding by the Spanish in 1565.