A Story Told...: A Heritage Remembered
A Story Told—a Heritage Remembered was recorded over sixty years ago and covers three to four months camping at a high elevation in the Balsam Mountains, a remote section of western North Carolina. The primitive camp was established for the purpose of collecting samples of fir and spruce trees in a pristine environment and was funded by the Atomic Energy Commission at Oak Ridge and administered through the University of Tennessee. The camp was situated just below where the final section of the Blue Ridge Parkway was to be built. The story pictures the life and customs of a few scattered Appalachian mountain families tucked away in hidden coves and hollows and describes a way of life that is largely gone forever.