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Sadly the George Caughron barn is no longer. It was blown appart by hurricane force winds Christmas Eve 2009. A lot of the barns that were there, have gradually fallen in and nature reclaimed them. I can remember back to when a few people still lived in the Cove. They were allowed to live there by an arrangement with the park service when the land was sold. They are all gone now including those that stayed in the cabins in the Elkmont area. I wish I had thought and taken the time 30 years ago and shoot a lot of the structures that are forever gone. Hind site is always better than foresight. Never pass up a chance for a shot, what you pass up today may be gone tomorrow…a block and tackle was often hung from the overhang of the roof to pull hay up and into the window up top.. image taken as mornings 1st light tops over the ridge to warm the already beautiful colors,and intensify parts of the field back of the barn…Cades Cove is located in the Great Smoky Mountains and one of the more heavily visited areas.


  • navybrat
    navybratabout 6 years ago

    wonderful capture!

  • photosbylefty
    photosbyleftyabout 6 years ago

    lovely barn surrounded by fall colors

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaabout 6 years ago

    I would trade everything to live there!
    Except for my husband and my cat :)
    Beautiful image Gary!

  • jadeast
    jadeastabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful image Gary. Did you happen to notice if there was a track in the peak to haul hay inside?

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 6 years ago

    Perfectly composed! Lovely old barn looks so at home in the pretty autumn foliage!

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 6 years ago

    Nice work – beautiful image.

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiabout 6 years ago

    Another stunning shot Gary!

  • Asoka
    Asokaabout 6 years ago


  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...about 6 years ago

    sensational image Gary

  • John Quinn
    John Quinnabout 6 years ago

    Very beautiful shot Gary, wonderful colors

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