New from Arcadia Publishing and local authors Linda Albert and Ken Cornett is Blount County in the popular Images of America series, featuring over 200 vintage images.
Blount County’s abundance of natural resources that once drew hardy settlers now attracts tourists from all over the world, especially to Cades Cove, a pioneer settlement in the Blount County section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Blount County has been home to the legendary Sam Houston; U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, who also served as Tennessee’s governor; and Bessie Harvey, a world-renowned folk artist.
A portion of royalties from the sale of this book will support the Blount County Historical Museum, Blount County Genealogical & Historical Society, and Cades Cove Preservation Association.
*Join the authors for a book signing!
Thursday, March 18 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Blount County Public Library: 508 N. Cusick St. Maryville, TN
OR Saturday, April 3 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Hastings: 501 N. Foothills Plaza Dr. Maryville, TN
Highlights of Blount County:
• Includes the communities of Maryville, Alcoa, Cades Cove, Townsend, Walland, Rockford, Friendsville, Louisville and Greenback
• Features the mill built by Warner Martin on Nails Creek in 1788-1789
• Shows the Gillespie House
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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