Quarter Flap: North Carolina Notes That 53% of Smokies is in NC and Not Tennessee

There’s something of an interstate flap over the new quarter featuring Smoky Mountains and has the name “Tennessee” on on it. North Carolina notes that 53 percent of the park is actually in North Carolina. The quarter is part of a “America the Beautiful” series featuring a national park in each state. North Carolina is the Blue Ridge Parkway — sort of the home to another state highpoint – Mount Mitchell.


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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarter


A new quarter features Great Mountains National Park.
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Clingmans Dome Road to close for season December 1

Clingmans Dome Road is to close for season on December 1.


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Hiking All 900 Miles of Trails in Smoky Mountain National Park

Here’s an article on hiking all 900 miles of Smoky Mountain National Park.


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Clingmans Dome Road to Close for Season on December 1

Clingmans Dome Road will close for the season on December 1.


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Clingmans Dome Closed (again) Sept. 13-18, 2010

Clingmans Dome Road is going to be closed (again) on Sept. 13-18 to conclude the final paving and striping on the large parking lot that serves visitors to the observation tower, and will re-grade the gravel shoulders.


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New Hiker Shuttles in Smokies

The nonprofit Cades Cove Heritage Tours has changed its name to Smoky Mountain Discovery and will
begin offering hiker shuttlies.


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Fraser Firs Bouncing Back in Smokies

Fraser Firs are bouncing back from the attacks of the balsam woolly adelgid.


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Researchers Hope Generation of Fraser Firs Will Survive balsam woolly adelgid on Clingmans Dome

Researchers hope that the new round of fraser firs will survive the balsam woolly adelgid on Clingmans Dome.


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Clingmans Dome Road Closed Until June 21

The Clingmans Dome Road (which was scheduled to re-open in May and June 19) will not open until June 19 while work continues on it. The roadwork is a result of $80 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus) funds allocated to the Smokies.


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