FA19 One Naturalist on Another: George Ellison Book Talk

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Sunday November 17

2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

One Naturalist on Another: George Ellison on the Legacy of Horace Kephart

A Book Talk and Signing

Instructor: George Ellison

Sunday, November 17; 2 to 4 p.m.

$9 Member / $14 Non-member


Author and naturalist George Ellison presents Back of Beyond: A Biography of Horace Kephart. This is the little-known story of a librarian-turned-woodsman, who was instrumental in efforts to create a national park in the Smokies and to establish the Appalachian Trail through North Carolina and Tennessee. Kephart also left a legacy on wilderness literature with “Our Southern Highlanders” and “Camping and Woodcraft.”

George Ellison is a well-known naturalist, lecturer and historian who has authored numerous books about the region, including Blue Ridge Nature Journal and Mountain Passages. He has lived near Bryson City in the mountains of Western North Carolina adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee Indian Reservation since 1973.


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