Take a virtual tour of the Smokies

Smoky Mountains 75th

With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s 75th Anniversary fast approaching, a new interactive website has been launched as a “Virtual Visitor Center to showcase all things 75th.” The site features an interactive timeline with photos, sound clips, and videos; a calendar of upcoming events; and even a Smokies Family Album, where users can share their own stories and images from the country’s most-visited park.

Roosevelt speech

My favorite find on the site is the sound clip from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1940 Dedication Speech, an event we’ve got pictured on a postcard (at left) from the NC Postcards site. Can’t get enough? Check out our This Month In North Carolina History article about the speech.

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