Cherokee in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Mountain Sanctuary
These mountains have also become a refuge for humans. But a natural area like this benefits people far beyond the simple pleasure of being in an unspoiled forest. It provides clean water to nourish communities, and a diversity of life that helps make our world so interesting. Many have called the Great Smokies a living laboratory, providing a standard to help monitor the health of the world's environment.
some soul-stirring literature.
He has done much
to alleviate physical pain.
But he has not...
created a substitute for a sunset,
a grove of pines,
the music of the winds,
the dank smell of the deep forest,
or the shy beauty of a wildflower."
Harvey Broome, Naturalist
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (a few steps from this marker); Land of Blue Smoke (within shouting distance of this marker); “To the free people of America” (within shouting distance of this marker); People of the Mountains (within shouting distance of this marker); Land of Diversity (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); Hands That Built (within shouting distance of this marker); The Appalachian Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Smokies (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Cherokee.
Categories. • Animals • Environment • Natural Features •
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