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Category Archives: Americana

The history of Elkmont, Tennessee is surprisingly involved. The short version is it went through multiple stages, including both a summer resort area built by a timber company, as well as a more public resort, visited by residents of Knoxville on special non-stop weekender train service.  Some of the houses in this area, known as […]

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Point Baron?  I cannot think of another possibility. Yet I can find to no reference to any such entity. There is a Baron Point Petroleum company, which seems likely. Yet why the reverse order.   Meanwhile the giant Conoco sign hovering above engenders less interest due to the small mystery of its smaller neighbor.   This […]

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“It is not clear where the name “White Mountains” came from. There is no record of what Native Americans called the range, although pre-Colonial names for many individual peaks are known. The name and similar ones such as “White Hills” or “Wine Hills” are found in literature from Colonial times. According to tradition, the mountains […]

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The longer you go without posting the harder it is to come back, so I’ll make this quick and easy. The #We35 Photo Frontier  assignment was to shoot 36 photos as if on a roll of filmcreate a contact sheet, and to pick one selection. I used an actual roll of film and shot at the […]

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