Thursday, April 23, 2015

better days

Only he who has seen better days and lives to see better days again knows their full value. 
--Mark Twain (1835-1910) American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer.

I didn't find any information online regarding the history of this old cabin and smokehouse located near the trailhead at Laurel Run Park. Anyone know the background to this?

Here's my page describing the park and the hikes to the waterfalls found there.

Other Laurel Run Park Links:
Hawkins County website
Facebook page
TEHCC Trail Page

Update: Thanks to fellow photographer Richard Siggins for the link to this recent article discussing the cabin and its future. You can check out Richard's work here.


  1. Great composition on the b&w (as usual).

  2. The park was the set for the movie The River. At the end of filming the land was donated for a park. I have always assumed those buildings were used in the movie. I don't know that and I have never heard anyone tell the history.

  3. Here's the real story -


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