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    1. The national park system “Comprises 401 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands and as reported by the NPS in 2011, 278,939,216 visited parks” (National Park Services, 2011). “More than nine million visitors enter the Great Smoky Mountains National Park making it one of the most visited parks in the nation. More than three million of those visits are registered during the summer months” (National

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    hundreds of different types of animals, the Great Smoky Mountains is the place to be. The beauty of this park even inspired singer/songwriter Boudleaux Bryant to write a song about it called Rocky Top. “Rocky Top, you'll always be, home sweet home to me. Good ole Rocky Top, Rocky Top Tennessee”, those lyrics can now be heard all throughout Tennessee as is has become one of the official state songs. Good ole Rocky Top has been named the busiest national park averaging about 9 million visitors a year

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    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located in between the borders of Tennessee and North Carolina. The park is actually apart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, of which are both parts of the Appalachian Mountain chain (U.S Geology). The park is the most visited national park in the United States, according to (Geology). The national park was an official part of the United States in 1940 by president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The park was the first park to be paid for with federal funds, previous

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    Great Smoky Fossils

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    are the result of the research and interview process. East Tennessee More than once in this class and lab I have brought up the importance of the Great Smoky Mountains. These mountains have such an influence on the region that they are hard to overlook. While there is the seemingly obvious topics of commerce and tourism there may be more to this mountain range than meets the eye. Since childhood, I have always been fascinated with fossils. I have always found it incredibly cool that the Earth has

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    The Great Impact of the Great Smoky Mountains

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    Every year, over nine million hikers and adventure seekers travel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park making it the most visited national park in the United States. There are abundant reasons for this, but many popular reasons include over 150 hiking trails extending over 850 miles, a large portion of the Appalachian Trail, sightseeing, fishing, horseback riding, and bicycling. The park houses roughly ten thousand species of plants and animals with an estimated 90,000 undocumented species

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    Ramsey Cascades

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    The Beauty of Ramsey Cascades Deep in the heart of the Smokey Mountains, Ramsey Cascades is located about 4 Miles away from Gatlinburg. It is known as one of the more tedious hikes in the Smokey’s because of its rapid change of elevation, “The trail to the waterfall gains over 2,000' in elevation over its 4 mile course and the 8-mile round-trip hike is considered strenuous in difficulty” (Ramsey Cascades 1). It is very popular with most hikers and can be done easily in one day. “This waterfall in

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    taken, National Parks are still victim to these acts. This applies to everyone because if these national parks continue to be mistreated, the importance and greatness of the landscape goes away and no one will be able to experience the full extent of its natural beauty. Although the Great Smoky Mountains has only been a “National Park” for 82 years, the history dates back to around 300 million years ago. The mountain ranges of this park are approximately somewhere between

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    Pigeon Forge is a small town near the border of South Carolina. It sits along the edge of the Cherokee National Forest and on the west side of Little Pigeon River. It is not only located in a beautiful area, but also a thriving area economically speaking. Overall, Pigeon Forge is a family friendly place where people can not only live in a beautiful city, but also exciting environment. One great reason to live in Pigeon Forge would be the fact that it is a tourist town. Living in a tourist town means

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    Degradation of Appalachian Mountains

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    The 205-thousand-square-mile Appalachian Mountain range, which spans from Eastern Canada to northern Alabama, boasts North America’s oldest mountains (formed approximately 400 million years ago), the highest peak of the eastern United States (Mount Mitchell), industrial production opportunities and leisurely recreation. The range includes the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky mountains (NCSU, n.d.). A range of recreational activities such as fishing in freshwater streams, camping, biking the

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    Pigeon Forge Analysis

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    vast urban ranges to visit mountain springs, the waters of which were thought to have wellbeing restoring qualities. The business blast In the early twentieth century, Pigeon Forge was a segregated mountain villa with no significant ways. The closest railroad station was in Sevierville. Scaffolds were likewise extraordinary, the main real water intersections being a series of portages along the Little Pigeon. At the point when the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was opened in 1934, the Tennessee

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