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Flashback Friday

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Enjoy this posting with some great flashback photos from the Sevier County Area!
Cliff Davis Motor Company-1964
Broady's Hospital built in the 1940's. 
Watson Motor Company Wrecker...check out the 3 digit phone number!
Anderson's Food Market located in what is now Gatlinburg near where Parton's Deli is. 
Late 60's View of the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge
Sevierville looking down Bruce Street towards Court Avenue just before the court house
Sevier County Electric System
Gatlinburg Trolley System
The General Store at Rebel Railroad
Rebel Railroad....now known as Dollywood

Happy Independence Day

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Independence day is fast approaching. This holiday, which began when the thirteen original colonies claimed their independence from England, has evolved into a celebration of barbecues and fireworks with friends and families. Sevier County, TN sure knows how to celebrate in a big way. Check out this posting for several ways to ensure the entire family has a blast this 4th! 
The City of Gatlinburg hosts the very 1st Independence Parade in the Nation. Spectators begin setting up their spots early on the 3rd to ensure that they don't miss anything in the parade which begins at midnight. The 42nd Independence day parade will salute Firefighters, First Responders, and Law Enforcement for their heroic efforts in the November 28, 2017 wildfire disaster. Enjoy inflatables, mascots, bands, colorful floats and more.



Prior to the parade the 129th Army Band will be hosting a free concert on the Ripley's Aquarium Plaza at 6:00 p.m. on July 3rd.

For even more festivities, check out the annu…

Happy Father's Day

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Father's day is this Sunday. Check out our latest blog posts for great gift ideas, fun stuff to do, delicious recipes, and more to make this Father's Day one to remember. 
Knoxville Zoo is offering free admission to all dads!
Buddy's BBQ is offering free desert of choice to all dads!
Chili's is offering a 3 course meal complete with salad, entree, and desert for only $10!
Hooters-buy any 10 wings and dad gets 10 boneless wings for free!
Ruth's Chris Steak House is giving away a $25 gift card good for a future visit to all dads who dine in!
Shoney's is offering a free slice of pie with adult meal purchase!




Got little ones at home.....Check out these easy craft projects that Dad is sure to love!



Check out these great DIY gift ideas!




Dad's sure love a good meal. Try this recipe that looks delicious enough to please the whole family!
GARLICKY BOURBON CHICKEN!
INGREDIENTS2 lb. bone-in chicken thighs, skin onkosher saltFreshly ground black pepper2 tbsp. unsalted b…

Happy June

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Great Hikes For Summer Time

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Summertime is a great time for hiking in the Smoky Mountains. The air is cooler in the mountains and the creeks and rivers are refreshing. Whether you choose to tackle a 10 mile hike or wander to the stream side to relax in a hammock, the mountains are sure to not disappoint. Here are some terrific hikes for summer that offer plenty of places to take a dip in the cool mountain water.

Middle Prong: Located in the Tremont section of the national park, this 8.3 mile hike offers 3 waterfalls and numerous cascades, smaller falls, and cataracts. Tremont used to be a lumber camp that featured a post office, hotel, general store, maintenance sheds, and a community center that served as a school, church, and movie theater. The Middle Prong trail used to be an old railroad bed used by the Little River Lumber Company. If you hike in the early summer months, there should still be a multitude of wildflowers. If you are lucky and look carefully at about 1.9 miles in you will see a short side trail …

It's Almost Summer

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Summer is known as the thick of the selling season. Typically more homes are sold in June than any other month. Here are some handy tips to help you take advantage of the selling season. Take the insides outdoors. Make the most of your outdoor space, whether it’s a small balcony or a vast backyard. Utilize cozy seating or a dining area complete with table setting to showcase your outdoor living space. Spruce up the barbeque area by adding grilling tools and bbq mitts. If you have a pool add some towels and bathrobes. Ideally, you want to stage the area to make people easily able to visualize themselves living in and enjoying the space. Keep it Green. Summer is rough on your lawn and flower beds. Make sure to regularly water your plants and grass. A dried out lawn is not attractive. If you aren’t a master gardener, just focus on planting one color of plants. A flower bed of white flowers really pops against a lush green lawn. Keep it Cool. Make sure you have your air turned on for when…

Gatlinburg Earth Week

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EARTH WEEK
In Gatlinburg, TN Earth Day is not a one day celebration. Instead, there is a multitude of activities for the family to enjoy all week long. This year's celebration is April 17-21! Check out this post for info on all the fun activities!

MONDAY: Gatlinburg Goes Green Seminar at Hilton Garden Inn from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm featuring Chief of Resource Education for the GSMNP, Nigel Fields. He will be hosting a seminar on wildfire ecology. Check out this event to learn how resilient our mountains are and the steps being taken towards recovery. 
TUESDAY:Spur Clean up through a partnership with Keep Sevier Beautiful from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. If interested meet at the Gatlinburg's Spur Welcome center with a pair of gloves and some zest for picking up trash. There will be a competition for the business team that picks up the most litter. The winning team will earn a pizza party. Ben & Jerry's will be on site with free ice cream for all participants. 
WEDNESDAY:E-Waste recycling …