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Near Cherokee in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fifty Years of Mountain Logging

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. Fifty Years of Mountain Logging Marker
Inscription.  Commercial logging became widespread in the Smokies around 1880, about fifty years before the establishment of the national park. Loggers using hand tools an animal teams took maple, poplar, cherry, walnut, and other choice woods.

Mechanized logging began in the early 1900s and often included clear cutting of all trees over ten inches in diameter. By the 1940s when the last large tracts had been bought, nearly 65 percent of the forest had been cut.

Logging is prohibited in the park. Today new stands of trees flourish in the logged sections.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 35° 35.38′ N, 83° 23.959′ W. Marker is near Cherokee, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is on U.S. 441 near U.S. 441. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Measure of Men (approx. 0.4 miles away); Where Man Is Only a Visitor (approx. one mile away); Spared the Saw (approx. one mile away); Land of Diversity (approx.
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
2. Fifty Years of Mountain Logging Marker
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1.6 miles away); The Great Smokies (approx. 2 miles away); The Appalachian Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Land of Diversity (approx. 2.1 miles away in Tennessee); Rockefeller Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cherokee.
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
3. Fifty Years of Mountain Logging Marker
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
4. Fifty Years of Mountain Logging Marker
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
5. Fifty Years of Mountain Logging Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 796 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 14, 2021