George Masa’s Peak Dedication

In the early 20th century, a Japanese photographer and his writer friend traversed the rugged terrain north of Cherokee, mapping its peaks and valleys, documenting its beauty. In the process, they helped save the land we now know as Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


The Legendary Lodge of Hooper Bald

In the early 1900s, a self-made businessman fell in love with Graham County and spared no expense in building an extravagant hunting preserve there. A century later, his granddaughter visits to find that all that’s left of his Hooper Bald dream is local lore — and wild boar.

Southport’s Spirit Guide

Fascinated by spooky stories, haunted histories, and macabre happenings from her hometown’s past, a former history major with a background in theater introduces groups to the ghosts of Southport.

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