Monday, March 1, 2010

cherish and endure

You have to cherish the world at the same time you struggle to endure it.
--Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) American author.

With its idyllic setting, its easy to forget that life for the early settlers in beautiful Cades Cove was a daily struggle for existence. John Oliver (1793-1863) and his wife Lucretia (1795–1888), the first permanent white settlers in Cades Cove, built the above cabin in the early 1820s.


  1. So good to see the GSMNP here! Please note that the repaving project has hit a snag:

  2. Are you aware of the Cades Cove link to the local Tipton-Haynes?


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