Facts and stories about the park you never knew
It's not surprising that an ancient mountain range is cloaked in secrets
It would take a lifetime to discover all the hidden tales of the mountains
But here are our favorite little known facts about the Great Smoky Mountains ...
On any given day, there's more salamanders than people in the park
It's full of salamanders
Rockefeller gave $5 million to the National Park in honor of his wife
Rockefeller paid for half the park
Artists helped with public opinion that it was worth saving from logging companies
Artists helped save the park
Including the rusty patched bumblebee and the Carolina northern flying squirrel
It's home to several endangered species
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