Smoky Mountain Magic
Horace Kephart's fictional adventure set in the Deep Creek watershed, Cherokee Indian Reservation, and Bryson City in the summer of 1925. Written in 1929 and never before published. The original manuscript was passed down for 3 generations recently surfaced during the park's 75th anniversary celebration. "What better topic than a journey into a forbidden realm, complete wi...more
Hardcover, 205 pages
Published 2009 by Great Smoky Mountain Association
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As a fan of all things Smoky Mountains I am glad to have read this historic book. Smoky Mountain Magic is Horace Kephart's only known attempt at the novel genre and was pulished 80 years after the last known revision of its text in 2009. While some of the threads of the story line could have been more fully developed, the author's knowledge of the place, people and times who were the central characters of the novel rang through as not only entertaining but also eductional. His use of early 20th...more
This is a historically significant book. It is not as good as the other critically acclaimed books by Kephart. It is an interesting read just to think that it is a autobiography of sorts and based loosely on Kephart. It is a must be read for anyone who is a Kephart fan. For the others don't waste time and read on of his other books.