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            500
years ago,
Hwy. 129 was a
key link in the “Great White Path” that connected the Smoky Mountains
to the Gulf of Mexico.
Blood Mountain & Slaughter Creek, legend has it, take their names from battles between competing Creek & Cherokee . Indian tribes. .
Local
favorite sorghum syrup was a staple in homes in the early 1900s, gracing biscuits daily, until farm labor costs grew and sugar prices
fell.
facts
Photo courtesy of Chad Lariscy
Completed in 1942, Nottely Dam is 197 feet high and 3,915 feet long. Building the dam required the purchase of 8,000 acres of land, the relocation of 91 families and the redesign of 21 miles of roads.






















































































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