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    Default Historical pictures of Little River

    I am always searching for historical photos and information about the Smoky Mountain region and I came across these two photos of fishermen fishing in the Little River and thought that I would share them with everyone.



    At first glance I thought this next picture was simply a painting but, after reading the information provided by the collector I found the original black and white but, this picture is some what more dramatic I thought so I picked this one to show instead.



    The fish appears to be a rather large fish what ever it is.

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    Fantastic images. Thanks for sharing.

    JF
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    Thanks for the pics Fishnhunt. I wonder where that second pic was taken at? The big slide on the far bank away from the road should be pretty easy to pic out even today with more vegetation on it but I still can't picture that spot.

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    Thumbs up Nice pics!

    Great pictures! I would give anything to fish back in those days....

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Great looking pics. Fishing was a lot simpler back in those days I'll bet, not all the politics of today's world.

    Neal

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    It appears the second pic, the fisherman is using a three piece cane rod.

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    Very cool. I love pics like that from the "good ole days"
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    Very nice! I love looking at old pictures. Thanks for sharing them.
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    This is my wife's grandfather Hugh P. Whaley. He was born and raised in Greenbriar and spent a lot of time fishing the streams of what once was his parents land, now the park. This is a scanned copy of a copy of the original. I never met him as he died back in the late 60s. You might notice the nice trout in front of his right hand and the old South Bend cane rod. I have held this rod and showed it to Stan Smartt who said it was a 6wt. The reel is an old open cage pflueger with silk line. My wifes grandmother used to tell me stories about Hugh going to greenbriar on weekends and bringing home a mess of trout to fry up. Wish I could have known him. I think we would have gotten along great.


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    http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/cgi/i/imag...ize=20&start=1

    Here is a link to a collection of Albert Roth photographs. Most of them were taken during the early years of the park. I've spent several hours looking at them.

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