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Miss Becky's House
Painting - Original Art Of Barry Jones
This old residence sits near the visitor's center in the Cade's Cove portion of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It was the residence of Miss Becky Cable and was built in 1879. The home is a historical landmark, and stands testament to the contribution people like Becky Cable made to the growth of the Cade's Cove Community.
Settlers moving into the mountains of East Tennessee were sturdy stock. The hardships they faced were enormous and the work to build a place for their families backbreaking. With our present day technology, cars and planes that will take you across country or the world in short order, central heat and air, and food from the local grocery chain, we fail to realize that life has not always been so convenient. People walked, or if they rode it was on a mule or a horse, sometimes pulling a wagon or buggy. Mail from one city to the next one over could take weeks, A fan made of thin wood or paper if available served as central air and heat was usually provided by timber that had to be cut or a quilt thrown together by the crafty women of the town. If you wanted food, you shot it or grew it. Meal came from the local grist mill and occasionally can goods were available. It makes one wonder if modern man would fair so well given the same hardships.
Prints are produced from original artwork and photographs of Barry Jones and are copyrighted.
© Barry Jones 2013, All Rights Reserved
December 2nd, 2013
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