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100 years of the MoonPie

The MoonPie turns 100

“As the legend goes, he didn’t say round or anything at the time,” explains Tory Johnston, current vice president of marketing for the Chattanooga Bakery. “He said it just needs to be those flavors, marshmallow and graham, and dipped in chocolate."

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Daybreak

Jon and Regina Phillips, J&G Photos

Autumn lights up Southern Appalachia in a burst of color and activity. Our readers share their favorite scenes of this showstopping season. more

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Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

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Chris Smith photo

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Jon Ostendorff photo

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