Smoky Mountain history

The Pines Downtown in Sevierville

Once upon a time in downtown Sevierville, on a corner not far from the courthouse and the historic district surrounding it, there once was a theater called “The Pines” that served as a hybrid stage entertainment center that showed movies in the daytime and had live performers at night. That time was during the golden era of Country Music for County Music fans between 1944 and 1957. Artists that played there are a few that you may have heard of…

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The Hidden Gems Of The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community of the Smoky Mountains is the first major attraction other than the mountains themselves to bring people in from all around the United States and get to know more about the artisan soul of our region. Artists of all kinds reside here – painters, woodcrafters, potters, glass makers, sign makers, quilters, candle makers, upcyclers, jewelers, stone crafters… the list goes on. Much is written about the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community and some stores…

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