Digital project to feature Smokies collection

Posted by | September 7, 2013

Thousands of photographs and documents depicting the early history of the country’s most-visited national park have been stored in vaults out of public view for decades.

But the images tracing the planning and development of Great Smoky Mountains National Park will soon be as close as a computer or phone with an Internet connection.

A team at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library is digitizing the pictures and papers and developing an interactive website to display them.

This 1920s photo depicts men at LeConte Lodge, which still serves visitors today on the third-highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. / GSMNP and Hunter Library Digital Collections.

This 1920s photo depicts men at LeConte Lodge, which still serves visitors today on the third-highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. / GSMNP and Hunter Library Digital Collections.

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