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The story of Tennessee's state parks began more than 80 years ago when New Deal agencies worked to rebuild portions of Tennessee's eroded landscape. Along with these conservation measures, the state's early parks were created through the development of recreational areas. The Tennessee Valley Authority built dams that contributed to recreational attractions, and the Division of State Parks was started in 1937. All of these efforts in addition to Tennessee's natural beauty have resulted in 56 state parks. Through their postcard collections, the authors invite readers to discover each park's special place in Tennessee's history and landscape.
About the Author
Lori Jill Smith holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from Vanderbilt University, has taught adjunct at Columbia State Community College, and enjoys historical research, photography, and postcard collecting. Jane Banks Campbell is a freelance writer and former professor of mass communications and English for 22 years at Columbia State. They authored Arcadia's Postcard History Series: Manchester.
Table of Contents
1 State Parks of West Tennessee 9
2 State Parks of Middle Tennessee 43
3 State Parks of East Tennessee 93