Our Southern Highlanders : A Narrative of Adventure in the Southern Appalachians and a Study of Life among the Mountaineers, by Kephart, Horace
- ISBN: 9781566641753 | 1566641756
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/1/2001
This is the story of the southern mountain folk, as told by Kephart, said to be the man most responsible for the existence of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Using his numerous journals, he wrote first-hand observations of the mountains and people during his 10 years of travels through the Appalachians. The mountaineers are a unique people, a breed unto their own, and there is no other group quite like them anywhere on the planet. "They are original, " writes Kephart. "They are 'characters'."