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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fontana Village, North Carolina
Location of Fontana Village, North Carolina
► Graham County (9) ► Cherokee County (22) ► Macon County (26) ► Swain County (62) ► Blount County, Tennessee (45) ► Monroe County, Tennessee (34)
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|Whether you are a day hiker or an overnight backpacker, the Smoky Mountain portion of the Appalachian Trail is one of the most scenic and challenging of the Trail's 2,144 mile length.
The distance from Fontana Dam to Davenport Gap is 68 miles. . . . — — Map (db m155802) HM|
|In 1921, forester Benton MacKaye proposed his idea to create an incredibly long footpath—one that would not only help preserve nature, but would create an escape for busy urban people across the U.S. He called it "The Appalachian Trail". . . . — — Map (db m156034) HM|
|length 2365 feet
height 480 feet
Built by TVA 1942-1945 as a unit of
its multi-purpose system of dams. — — Map (db m11084) HM|
|Constructed, 1942~1944, by the Tennessee Valley Authority. At 480 feet tallest dam in eastern U.S. One mile north. — — Map (db m155763) HM|
|When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Roosevelt knew he needed to act fast. In order to win WWII, the U.S. would need tens of thousands of new fighter planes and immense amounts of electrical power to build them But where . . . — — Map (db m155981) HM|
|Fontana Dam is surrounded by land that is extremely rich in cultural heritage. In fact, humans have populated the region for more than 10,000 years. recovered artifacts link to a civilization called the Mississippian Culture living in the region . . . — — Map (db m156035) HM|