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Back of Beyond Book Talk and Signing

November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Presenting Back of Beyond: A Biography of Horace Kephart, a Book Talk/Signing with Author and naturalist George Ellison along with co-author Janet McCue, winners of the 2019 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. 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.”