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Mapping a Prehistoric Tapestry

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Through the Depths of Time

Caves evoke the innate wanderlust of the American spirit. For a country built on exploration and discovery, a deep yearning to venture to uncharted places is engrained in our collective psyche.

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When Emma Gatewood finished the stitches on her denim bag, packed with an army blanket and a shower curtain, she told her family she was going on a walk, and then set out to do what no woman had done before. more

Aug 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Walking all 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail is a dream for some. To make the trail more accessible, we’ve broken a few classic parts down into small trips in an occasional series called Appalachian Trail Weekends. more

Aug 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

'Rocky Top' Celebrates 50 Years

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Tucked away in the heart of the Old City in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, the Jackson Terminal is a former railroad freight depot now modern-day event venue. And on a recent Saturday evening, Andy and Ashley Wagner got hitched. more

Aug 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Mapping a Prehistoric Tapestry

Alan Cressler photo

Jan Simek is an intrepid cave explorer. He’s probed the depths of more than 800 caves in the rich grotto country of East Tennessee and its border states. The master spelunker isn’t on a quest for adventure, however. more

Aug 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

It's All Downhill

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The entwined story of people and caves is still unfolding today. A lasting legacy of caves-turned-tourist-attractions have left an indelible mark on small mountain communities. more

Aug 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features