Fellow Bubbler Chris Snyder led me to this old place in the Cataloochee area of The Great Smoky Mountain N.P. It is about a mile hike from the gate on the road running past the Ranger Station. It started out as a one room cabin of Levi Caldwell’s. Jonathan Woods had lived in the valley before the Civil War and returned to the valley around 1866 as a widower. He married Levi’s widow Mary Ann and moved into the cabin with five of his kids and nine of hers. Jonathan died in 1894 and his son Steve became the head of the family. Between 1901-1910 he enlarged the cabin with framed additions. The house is a good example of a progressive structure of the 1900’s evolving from a log cabin of the 1800’s.

It was an enjoyable morning spending time with a fellow photographer hiking the beautiful outdoors.

Canon 5D Mark II
24-105mm F4L @ 47mm
Aperture-Priority f/13
SS 1/30
ISO 100
Bogen 3021pro/ Kirk BH-3
Cable Release


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  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot !

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago
    magnificent capture
  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaveralmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot Gary. It is hard to believe that this started as a log cabin.

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent shot, wonderful treatment !

  • JeffeeArt4u
    JeffeeArt4uover 3 years ago

    Reminds me of the chapels build with white boards similar. I didn’t know about this place…neat!

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