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When we set out to build TheSmokies.com, we imagined a site that would become a resource to locals and tourists alike, and unlike other tourism sites in the area, wouldn’t be controlled by a government entity or large corporation, but instead owned, operated and produced by the people who were born in, live in and love the area.

We want TheSmokies.com to be the personified voice of a friend who speaks to you in the way that your southern momma does – honest, plain and with the occasional hint of good ol’ fashioned southern sarcasm.

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A note from our featured artist

Social Media photography by Bob Carr

“I’ve been carrying a camera into the woods since I was a teenager. To my great fortune, those woods were most often the Great Smoky Mountains. As for the cameras, they were tools I toted along on day hikes and backpacking trips in hopes of bringing back something of the experience with me. I wanted to capture and remember what it was like to be in those special places.

This is my attempt to continue to share those moments in hopes that they may find the same joy and wonder I have found in those places.”

To learn more about Bob’s work, www.bobcarrphotography.com

Photo by Bob Carr