Great Smoky Mountains National Park Historical Figures

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A Little History: Or How the Smoky Mountains
Became a National Park

Photographs courtesy of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service

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Other memorials were created for those tireless and dedicated individuals who gave freely of their time and efforts to create the Park. Some of the highest peaks in the Park are named for these individuals. For the pioneersColonel Chapman of the idea, Mount. Davis and Davis Ridge were named for Mr. and Mrs. Willis P. Davis. For Colonel David C. Chapman (photo, right) ,-who accepted the idea from the Davis' and helped get financial support from the Rockefellers, we now have Mount Chapman. Mount Kephart is named for Horace Kephart, who quit as a librarian and lived for years among the Smoky Mountains people (and wrote about them in Our Southern Highlanders).

Mt. Cammerer was named for Arno B. Cammerer, a director of the National Park Service.

Maloney Point and the Morton and Webb Overlooks were also named for individuals who accomplished much in the success of making the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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