A trip to a cemetery that’s only reachable by boat reveals a story about progress, a national park, promises made, and promises broken. Along the way, we meet the woman who kept hope alive, and kept a sacred spot from being forgotten.
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- To learn more about this and other cemeteries in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the North Shore Cemetery Association.
- Some historic sound from this episode came from the 1944 film Valley of the Tennessee, which you can watch in full here.
- For more pictures from the trip, visit the Away Message Facebook page.
Jeremy Markovich: writer, producer, editor, host
Andy Busam: digital manager
Rosalie Catanoso: music coordinator
Elizabeth Hudson: editor-in-chief
Special thanks this week to Joe Kendrick of WNCW’s Southern Songs and Stories podcast, as well as the North Shore Cemetery Association
Theme Song by The Collection
Closing Song: Traveling Heart, by Alexa Rose
Additional Music: Lee Rosevere