Homesteading4 Tennessee Sisters Living Last Century Life in National Forest

4 Tennessee Sisters Living Last Century Life in National Forest

Read about these 4 Tennessee sisters living last century life back in the 50’s and 60’s and see how your grandparents probably lived in the 19th century. If you are interested in an old fashioned history story that does not include war or politics.

4 Tennessee Sisters Living Last Century Lifestyle in National Forest

How about a nice, true to life story about how our families used to live back in the early days of the United States. This story focuses on a family that lived in the Little Greenbriar Cove area of Tennessee, deep in heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Their homestead is in what became the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Most folks that lived there sold their land to the government when they were offered money so the land could be turned into a national park.

The Walkers sisters didn’t want to leave so the government gave them money for the land. They allowed them to stay there for the rest of their lives. They could no longer hunt, fish, raise livestock or cut wood to provide for them selves since it was now park land. So per NPS , “A new lifestyle developed for the sisters. Visitors flocked to the park and visited what became known as “Five Sisters Cove”. The Walkers welcomed the curious newcomers and saw them as an opportunity to sell handmade items such as children’s toys, crocheted doilies, fried apple pies, and even Louisa’s hand-written poems.The sisters were even featured in the Saturday Evening Post in April 1946, showcasing their mountain lifestyle to the rest of the country.”

This article was researched, written and posted on, Saturday Evening Post. The author was looking to share some really interesting information regarding how families used to live back in the day. All of the information has been well researched and then presented in a way that makes it really easy to read and understand. I found this article really interesting and figured our homesteading viewers would as well. The last of the sisters dies in 1966 but the cabin still stand in the forest.

Benefits of reading 4 Tennessee Sisters Living Last Century Life in National Forest

Discover how families were able to live and get by without all of simply luxuries that we today take for granted.
The article covers a whole lot of different aspects of living and how different things were way back then.
All of the information is well written and presented in a way that makes it really easy to read and understand.

Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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