East Tennessee's Mountain Views July 2024 Edition

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Fall In Love: Where To Find Tennessee’s Best Waterfalls

Summer in Tennessee is known for its blockbuster music festivals, family road trips and delicious cuisine. But if you’re interested in the great outdoors, waterfall chasing is the pastime you’ll want to enjoy this summer. From May until September, Tennessee’s waterfalls deliver stunning views, an escape from the heat and beautiful natural swimming holes. There are too many great spots to name, but here are 10 Tennessee waterfalls to get you into the flow.

Tall Falls: Fall Creek Falls

Spencer’s Fall Creek Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States at an awe-inspiring 256 feet. You’ll find the falls located in one of Tennessee’s largest and most-visited state park, Fall Creek Falls State Park, with 29,800 pristine acres. Make your way to one of several scenic outlooks, feel the spray and soak up the views.

A Mighty Roar: Abrams Falls

There are taller waterfalls in Tennessee — but Abrams Falls might be the loudest. Standing at 20 feet tall, the water cascades with a mighty roar into the pools below. You’ll hear it before you see it! Located in the legendary Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Abrams is ideal for hikers; you’ll take a round trip of five miles of moderate to difficult terrain, including a few narrow (but fun!) log bridges. Bring your best hiking shoes!

Easy To See: Bald River Falls

Don’t feel like hiking? No problem. You can get an eyeful of the 90-foot Bald River Falls in Cherokee National Forest from the comfort of your car. But if you want to stretch your legs a bit, trails take hikers high above the falls along the Bald River Gorge. However you see it, this spot is truly spectacular year-round, with nature lovers and photographers flocking to enjoy its majesty.

Waterfall For All: Cummins Falls

Nine miles north of Cookeville on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River, Cummins Falls State Park has been a summer favorite amongst Tennesseans for over a century now. But in 2024, things are getting even better. The park just unveiled a 3,600 sq. ft. ADA accessible overlook at the end of the .4-mile Falls Overlook Trail, providing easy access for wheelchair users to enjoy the 75-foot-tall Cummins Falls.

Good to know: Gorge Access Permits are required to access the gorge — reserve yours here.

Tennessee Jungle: Lost Creek Falls

Fun fact: Lost Creek Falls (located in Lost Creek State Natural Area) was one of a handful of Tennessee filming locations in the 1994 version of Disney’s beloved The Jungle Book. Once you see it, you’ll understand why Mowgli and Baloo felt so at home here. Surrounded by lush ferns and flowers in the summer, Lost Creek Falls drop dramatically 40 feet from a large spring before disappearing mysteriously into underground caverns.

Hidden Historic Gem: Walls of Jericho

According to local lore, the Walls of Jericho in Belvidere were one of famed frontiersman David Crockett’s favorite hunting grounds. He kept them a closely guarded secret back in the old days, and

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Photo courtesy Silent melanie, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Abrams Falls Photo by Brenton Rogers from Cumberland Gap, TN, CC BY 2 Cummins Falls Sharon Mollerus from Minneapolis, United States, CC BY 2. Greeter Falls Elrod Falls Photo courtesy Wikimedia Fall Creek Falls
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July 2024 Vol. 24 No. 7

Welcome to the July 2024 edition of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views. Our publication’s goal is to be the most comprehensive source of information for those that reside in the area as well as those who are looking to relocate to the area. Future articles will highlight the beautiful Smoky Mountain region - its scenery and points of interest as well as its history. We also will provide articles that will acclimate you to the area and give you information that will benefit you personally. We hope you enjoy our publication!

The East Tennessee’s Mountain Views Team

Tim & Kathy Rose, Tom & Judy Irmen, & Meredith Hancock

Serving the Loudon & Monroe lake and golf front communities including Tellico Village, Kahite, Rarity Bay, Tennessee National, Avalon Golf Community, Harbour Place, Tellico Harbor, Foothills Pointe and WindRiver.

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When I was growing up, I so looked forward to Fourth of July activities. My family would often join our church family for times of celebration. The July 4th celebration was always a highlight at the local park with picnics, games and contests, later topping off the day with drawing “pictures” in the air with sparklers, and of course, a fantastic fireworks display over the lake in the middle of the park.

I still look forward to July 4th celebrations, but for different reasons. Oh, I still enjoy fireworks, but what means the most is what our country has always stood for and the freedoms we hold dear. We feel so blessed to live in East Tennessee where we are surrounded by so many who share our love for America and the ideals our founding fathers set to paper in the Declaration of Independence.

Think about these words from the Declaration. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

I remember having a discussion with our then 16-year-old son one day at breakfast; he said “The Declaration of Independence says we have the right to PURSUE happiness - not the right TO happiness. It is our responsibility to go after it - not have the government give it to us.” That is the heart of the entrepreneurial spirit!

We are big supporters of the small business community. Anyone who truly embraces entrepreneurship has experienced the emotional roller coaster of managing and growing a company; those ups and downs can be dizzying in today’s ever changing economic environment. It takes passion, focus, determination, discipline, and delayed gratification to create and sustain a business. This is not for the weak of heart!

That is why I applaud all our small business partners that we at East Tennessee’s Mountain Views represent in today’s exciting business environment.

This July 4th we celebrate our country’s independence, and that independence has provided the opportunity to set our own destinies. Let’s not forget that small business is the engine that drives our economy, and we at East Tennessee’s Mountain Views remain your largest fan. Please shop local and support small businesses!

So, this July 4th, take the time to reflect on your freedoms and celebrate America. And take time to enjoy family while building memories for your kids that will last a lifetime. Happy Independence Day!

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10. Upper Piney Falls

they’re still among the lesser-known falls in Tennessee. But they’re very much worth seeking out. Located along the Tennessee-Alabama line, the water spills down rugged cliffsides into gorgeous blue pools.

Kayaker’s Delight: The Great Falls Freestyle Kayakers at The Great Falls in the 883-acre Rock Island State Park get to enjoy an authentically interactive experience at the 30-foot horseshoe cascading waterfall. The power of the falling water often creates whitewater-like conditions, creating a thrilling challenge for even the most experienced aquatic adventurers.

Make A Splash: Greeter Falls

Located within the scenic Savage Gulf State Park in Palmer, Greeter Falls boasts a lovely 15-foot upper ledge that flows freely over a 50-foot lower ledge. The water ends up in a plunge pool that provides the perfect opportunity for cooling off in during summer’s hotter days. Be cautious, however — there are no lifeguards on duty! Good to know: Between them, the nearby South Cumberland State Park and Savage Gulf State Park have several major waterfalls, and many smaller ones.

Hancock County Hot Spot: Elrod Falls

Take a day trip to Hancock County, a northeastern Tennessee rural gem filled with bluegrass heritage, rolling hills — and waterfalls, of course. About half an hour southwest down the valley from downtown Sneedville you’ll find the multi-tiered Elrod Falls, a must-see natural attraction in the area. The first tier of this three-tiered waterfall can be accessed via car, and a short hike will bring you up and around to the second and third tiers. Grand View: Upper Piney Falls

This waterfall is located in the aptly named Grandview. And grand views are what you’ll get when you reach Piney Falls, one of only 14 National Natural Landmarks in Tennessee. Little Piney Creek plunges 80 feet over Upper Piney Falls into a pool below and then drops another 40 feet over Lower Piney Falls. At Upper Piney Falls, a concave ledge circles behind and around the falls where you can follow a trail for incredible panoramas of the gorge.

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Tinnitus Roars Again

Sorry, but it’s worth talking about again. So many people are suffering from this condition, but there is also more and more research being done on it to give some hope for resolution.

Are you one of the many sufferers?

Tinnitus is most often defined as a ringing in the ears even though no external sound is present. Other sounds may include buzzing, roaring, clicking, hissing or humming. Most often it is “subjective tinnitus” (only you can hear it). It may vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal. It may appear in both ears or just one. It may be present all of the time, or it may come and go. Sometimes it can occur as a rhythmic pulsing or whooshing sound, often in time

with your heartbeat. This is called pulsatile tinnitus, and your doctor may be able to hear it too when (s)he does an examination (“objective tinnitus”).

Although everyone’s tinnitus cause is different, the most common causes are:

Hearing Loss: The hair cells in the cochlea move when hit by sound waves. Their movement triggers electrical signals along the auditory nerve to the brain. As we age or when we are subjected to loud sounds, these hair cells can break. Then they can “leak” random electrical impulses to the brain. If they die, your brain can arbitrarily try to “provide” the missing corresponding frequencies to itself.

Ear Infection or Ear Canal Blockage:

Your ear canal(s) can become blocked with a buildup of fluid (from infection), earwax, or dirt. This blockage causes a change of pressure in your ear.

Head or Neck Injuries: These can affect the inner ear, hearing nerves and/ or brain function linked to hearing. This usually results in tinnitus being only in one ear.

Medications: These include NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), certain antibiotics, cancer drugs, diuretics (water pills), antimalarial drugs and antidepressants. The higher the dose the worse the tinnitus, but it can disappear when usage stops.

Other less common causes include:

Meniere’s Disease: An inner ear disorder that may be caused by abnormal inner ear pressure.

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: This tube in your ear which connects the middle ear to the throat remains expanded all the time, which makes your ear feel full.

Acoustic Neuroma: A benign tumor

that develops on the cranial nerve that runs from the brain to the inner ear and controls balance and hearing.

Other Chronic Medical Conditions: High blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems, migraines, anemia and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

So, the good news: More research is leading to more options for treating the condition. The first step is to try to find your particular cause. And the first step in that is to get a hearing test. If you’re one of the lucky ones (like I was!), it may just be caused by dead hair cells, and that can be cured by hearing aids with masking noise. If not, you will be advised of other treatment options.

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We know Paul wrote 12 of the 27 books of the New Testament. Did you know before Paul was a Christian, his name was Saul, and he had an encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus? Saul was persecuting believers in the Jerusalem Church, having many thrown into jail and some were even stoned. As he walked along, suddenly he saw a bright light and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.” Jesus replied (Acts 9:4-5). Saul’s conversion is one of the greatest in History. Many church members refused to believe he was now a true follower of Christ. So, Saul, now Paul, was led to go onto several missionary trips spreading the Good News of Jesus. Pastor David Talley will continue his study in Acts of how the Christian Faith continues to spread throughout the world, even amidst the persecution Christians are facing in some countries today.

Here at First Baptist Church of Tellico Village we try to make everyone feel at home. We have always been known as a friendly church caring for the needs of our members and guests. We do livestream our Sunday morning Worship Service beginning at 10:30 AM. If you would like to watch our service, simply go to FBCTV.org and click on the livestream link. We also serve a wonderful dinner every Wednesday evening and guests are welcome. Call the Church office for details at 865-408-0110.

If you are looking for a church home, come and worship with us as Pastor Dave teaches us about ‘Acts of the Apostles’ and shares the Words of Jesus. Enjoy a worshipful experience with our worship team that includes choir and instrumentalists. Jesus commanded us to go and make disciples and we take that charge quite seriously. Under the leadership of Associate Pastor Kem Lindsay, we offer several adult Bible study options at 9:00 AM. Sunday Morning Worship Service follows at 10:30 AM. For more info visit FBCTV.org.

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Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Tellico Village supports a surprising and varied number of organizations as a part of their outreach ministry.

The Good Shepherd Center located in Monroe County is a nonprofit, volunteer driven organization, established to help needy children, families, individuals and veterans obtain adequate food, clothing and other essential needs, at times including emergency medical and utility services, as well as other benefits which may be available through public and private sources to help achieve a better more productive life. Good Shepherd Center volunteers, driven by respect and dignity, embody our core values and every donation, whether money, food, or clothing is transformed into a stepping-stone. Shepherd of the Lake volunteers and the volunteers and staff at the Good Shepherd Center, located in Madisonville, strive to be a blessing for better times ahead when recipients themselves can give and bless others.

But there’s more – we listen. People need to be heard and often the waters are rising for them and while basic needs are being met, the struggle is daily and often suffered in silence. Having an ear to just listen and not judge can be as important than a box of groceries.

GSC supports nearly 500 families monthly. Most of the food that is distributed is purchased. Donations are received from local stores and produce from local farmers is donated in season, but our steady source is purchased. Those shepherds who faithfully volunteer at Good Shepherd know what goes into those food boxes and it makes you want to cry to see how little people are trying to feed their families with. Your donations of financial support and volunteer time is critical to meets the needs of our neighbors. Visit the GSC website to learn more. www.goodshepherdcenter.net

We are excited to announce the 2024 fund raising gala event called Kickoff to Fight Hunger on August 24 at Anderson Ridge Center, starting at 5:30 pm. Our guest speaker is Bob Kesling, the Voice of the Vols. Music will be provided by Diamond J. A reception, dinner, exciting guest speaker and an auction promise to make this a memorable evening, supporting a great organization.

More information, purchase and sponsorship opportunities and costs are provided on the Good Shepherd website www.goodshepherdcenter.net, on Facebook or by calling the Center at 423-420-8888. Tickets can be purchased by contacting mike.engelhaupt@ gmail.com or by calling 614-809-6894. The Good Shepherd Center is located at 5150 Hwy 411 South in Madisonville. Volunteers are always welcome to help in a variety of capacities. shepherdofthelaketn.org


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An Overlooked Way to Build Wealth

If I were a betting woman, I’d bet that you’ve probably heard about the wealth building power of owning a well-diversified investment portfolio using multiple asset classes, designed to withstand the market’s inevitable roller coaster ride. Most people nod along with me when I talk about diversifying their portfolio. But then a lot of people stop nodding along when I talk about another important way to build wealth over time – and that is regularly rebalancing your account back to its intended risk tolerance of investments.

Let me give you a quick example of how it works: let’s say you’re holding a mix of 70% stocks and 30% bonds, which suits your risk tolerance and investing goals. The stock market has gains that year, so the stocks increase in value relative to the bonds, and your account’s value is now made up of 73% stocks and 27% bonds. Rebalancing simply means you’re going to sell 3% of your stock funds and buy 3% of your bond funds and you’re back to your 70/30 original mix. What did we just do? We sold high and bought low – just as we know is good for us.

As you make your rebalancing decisions, don’t forget to consider transaction costs to buy and sell, and whether you might be tripping some capital gains or losses in non-retirement investment accounts as you make trades. And let’s be honest, if all of that sounds like more than you want to keep up with…well there are professionals for that. (We eat, sleep and breathe this stuff). Hop on my Calendly calendar to schedule a complimentary 30-minute phone call so we can talk about what you want your money to grow and do for you. Pick a time at https:// calendly.com/yvonnemarsh/connect.

Before your eyes start to glaze over and you stop reading this article, give me just a minute to make my point. You’ve probably heard the sage advice to “buy low and sell high”. Of course, we all want to do that, right? But HOW exactly do we do that, when in the same breath, we’re also told to buy and hold since timing the market is a fool’s errand. It gets confusing fast. But drumroll please…that’s where rebalancing enters the picture.

Let’s flip it around and say that the markets are down for the year and now your account’s value is made up 67% stocks and 33% bonds. You sell 3% of the bonds and buy 3% of the stocks, and voila, you’re buying stocks low, when they’re on sale. No having to guess, or time the market, needed!

Rebalancing gives you an easy, unemotional way to implement a methodical buy low/sell high strategy. You can rebalance based on a time strategy or whether a certain percentage of the account has drifted, or a combination of both – there’s no right or wrong, as long as you’re rebalancing!

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Dentures vs. Implants

If you are one of the millions of Americans contemplating dentures, there are a variety of factors you should consider before making your decision. The major advantage that dentures have over their alternative implants is cost. But there are other important pros and cons to consider before deciding.

Dentures are not permanent and need to be removed for cleaning. Patients often report that dentures feel large, bulky, and unnatural. You may also experience occasional instability, which can lead to dentures becoming dislodged during eating or even while talking. Dentures only deliver 30-40% of normal chewing function, and because they cover large surface areas of your mouth, can influence taste. Dentures also need to be realigned and even remade. Finally, without any replacement of teeth, bone and facial structure loss can continue, often resulting in a slimmer and more aged appearance.

Although more expensive in the short term, dental implants may actually prove to be more cost-effective over the long term, particularly when you factor in the quality-of-life considerations you will likely experience with implants. Dental implants can last a lifetime, are permanent, and remain in your mouth. They both look and feel like your natural teeth, and they restore 90-100% of normal chewing function. Implants preserve bone and prevent jawbone and facial structure loss. Implanted in your jaws like natural teeth, all you will experience is a beautiful, natural smile and enhanced self-esteem.

A third option exists that represents a hybrid alternative involving a combination of implants and dentures. The cost of implant dentures falls between the costs of dentures and full dental implants.

With the various options available to patients resulting from the continued advancements in dental medical technology, candidates for dentures and implants are well advised to seek the advice of their family dental professional.

At Heritage Family Dentistry in nearby and convenient Farragut, Dr. Jonathan Bradshaw and his team of experienced, caring, and compassionate medical professionals can assist you in making the right choice of dentures or implants, as well as provide family friendly dental care. Heritage Family Dentistry can also assist you with financing to help assure that you receive the dental care you need. To learn more, call Heritage Family Dentistry today at 865-816-9211 or visit them at www.hfdsmiles.com.

Heritage Family Dentistry 11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C, Farragut, TN 37934



Monday, July 15, 2024 - 6:30p.m. – Tellico Village

oin us as Joe Nowell, Pharm D from Fresh Pharmacy will be exploring a range of non-traditional and natural therapies that offer alternative approaches to cancer care.

Attendees will discover:

» Innovative natural therapies: explore latest research on herbal and plant-based treatment.

» Success Stories: hear inspiring accounts of individuals who have benefitted from these unconventional methods.

» Practical Guidance: get tips on integrating these treatments with traditional cancer care for a comprehensive approach to health.

Door Prize: “Sweet Dreams Basket”

Location: Tellico Village: Shepherd of the Lake Church Friendship Hall, 143 Chota Circle, Loudon, TN 37774 - 6:30 pm Meet & Greet, 7:00 pm Program

CHEO programs are free for members, with a $10.00 suggested minimum donation for all guests (cash or check please). CHEO of Greater Knoxville Area is a non-profit organization supporting holistic and integrative wellness, providing the community with many opportunities to discover new pathways to well-being. Questions? Contact Diane Minch, CHEO Program Coordinator, at 423 884 6031 INTERESTED IN BEING A BOARD MEMBER or VOLUNTEERING? Contact Sue Wickstrom at 865-661-6140 or send an email to admin@cheoknox.org.

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Summer Sale-A-Bration

As the temperature goes up, The Lily Pad prices go down! All summer merchandise will be 25% off starting July 1st, leading up to our HUGE semiannual 50% off sale beginning Saturday, July 20, at 10 am.

As most of you know, this day has become quite a great social event! You’ll see lots of your friends and neighbors, all having fun and assisting each other find bargains galore!

To prepare for this major event, beginning July 1st, the entire “LaSale Boutique” (the large room in the rear of the store) goes to 70% off, clearing the way for the next season!

For our semiannual sale, we will also be open on Sunday, July 21, from 12 to 5 pm to accommodate the number of people coming for this great event! We are so incredibly thankful to all of you who have supported small businesses during the past year... you are amazing!

Remember to mark July 20th on your calendar... it’s a day we look forward to… seeing so many of our Lily Pad friends on one day, enjoying yourselves and looking for your Lily

Pad finds! You may want to come in ahead of time, try on and make your list so you’ll know what to hurry in for on the morning of the sale! We look forward, as you do, to this fabulous event!

There’s no way to clear the store of summer stock in one day, so if you prefer to shop when it isn’t so crowded, plan to come to Sweetwater in the following days and make it a leisurely day to shop and dine. The merchandise remains at half price until it’s gone! We’ll look forward to seeing you when we open the doors promptly at 10 am on Saturday, July 20th!

The Lily Pad Boutique 209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5537

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This portrait shows that super sharp beak they have and not only will they catch their prey with it, but will also use it to impale them at times. A heron’s diet consists of more than just fish: it also includes amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, insects, and other birds.

Seeing Double - Just two great blue herons hunting on a very foggy morning. They lined up perfectly for this shot and then one flew shortly after. These are the kind of shots I look for in ordinary subjects and fog is always great to create moody images. Herons are always very patient hunters and great at staying still.

East Tennessee Area Wildlife: GREAT BLUE HERON

Photographing the beauty of Tennessee, and the wildlife who call it home.

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hank you to everyone who stopped by my booth at the Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival last month. I’d loved meet all of you! I will also be a vendor in the Hippie Dayz at Sunflower Fest at NightFall Acres in Philadelphia July 13-14th and will have magnets, canvases, prints and a few other things for sale of my photography. Please stop by; I’d love to say “Hi!”

If you go around any body of water in Tennessee, then more than likely you will see a great blue heron. When I’m sitting around waiting for an eagle or an osprey, I usually photograph the great blue herons that are present. While they aren’t rare by any means, they are still very fun to observe and photograph. They are excellent at fishing and oftentimes catch very large fish, and even eagles will try to steal a heron’s fish. I often photograph them early in the morning or later in the evening when the sun is at its best; getting an ordinary subject in excellent light is always key. Though the great blue heron is fairly commonplace, several Native American tribes viewed the great blue heron as a symbol of patience and good luck.

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Heron with Flounder - This wasn’t here in Tennessee but from my vacation to gulf shores last year. I’m sharing it because it’s my favorite shot of a heron with a fish. Not only is it neat because of the huge flounder it caught, but also because I love images that have both cool and warm tones. Note the warmth of the light on the heron and the cool of the water. This is one key factor I’m always aiming to show in my photographs.

Flying Heron - I think what I love about this image is it almost looks like a painting to me, especially in how the water looks. The color of the heron and the green of the water make a beautiful contrast. This heron was after a fish but was not successful this time.
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eginning in the 1830’s, steamboats plied up and down the rivers in this area, allowing those who could afford it to travel in luxury. Loudon, then known as Blair’s Ferry, was a major riverport town on the Tennessee River, and Morganton was a shipping transfer center on the Little T, now Tellico Lake. Both communities grew and thrived because of their river trade, geographic advantage and trade routes. The arrival of steamboats only added to the excitement and economic growth.

Steamers were much more than passenger boats, serving as workhorses to transport livestock, cotton, tobacco, whiskey, flour, corn, pork and even farm equipment. Such heavy cargo often depended upon timing shipments when high water guaranteed safe and clear passage. Crews usually consisted of a captain, pilot, engineer and various deck hands. Both free blacks and slaves often worked as deck hands. The average life span of a steamboat was not much more than five years.

When the whistle sounded the arrival of a steamer, locals would rush to the river landing to witness the excitement. Three blasts meant the boat would stop, only one blast and it would pass on by. For 50 cents, passengers could ride from Morganton down to Loudon. Some of the more popular steamboat names traveling this area were the Mary Elizabeth, Water Lily, the Bill Tate and the Henry Helm. Farmers along the Tennessee and Little T. would schedule their crops to be transported downriver on these great vessels.

The R.C. Jackson was known as one of the fastest steamers on the river. It also had a unique shrill whistle which “sounded like a calliope.” To make it more intimidating, the exhaust pipes gave off an explosive banging sound to be heard from miles around. Years ago, I heard a story that a rural fundamentalist church was experiencing a soul saving service at a chapel near the river. When the R.C. Jackson approached, the calliope music from the whistle suggested to the congregation that Gabriel was blowing his horn, and the end of days was near. As they got on their knees to pray, the Jackson appeared around the river bend to the relief of all.

Joe Harrison told me a story about what must have been the last steamboat voyage to make the trip upriver here, almost 100 years ago. His uncle Oscar Harrison was the captain, and he set out from Loudon’s wharf, headed up the Tennessee River to Lenoir City, then up the Little Tennessee in hopes of making it past Vonore by dark. As he passed Morganton Ferry, it became obvious the water level was not as high as expected. He tried to avoid the shallow ground to no avail, and the boiler blew in an explosion of smoke and fury. “My older brothers Billy and Charles were little boys on the farm then and viewed the scene in amazement and fear,” Joe related.

Growth of the railroads signaled the final chapter for the romantic steamboat era. Blairs Ferry (Loudon) saw the end of its river town growth when the railroad bridge was completed across the river. When the railroad came to Greenback, it marked the rapid decline of Morganton, now gone. Today you can get the steamboat feel when visiting Nashville by paying for a ride on the General Jackson. It’s a nice tourist attraction but nothing like the real thing a century ago when steamers were kings of the river

Bo Carey is a 7th generation Loudon County resident with a passion for local history. He is the owner of Greer’s Home Furnishings in Historic Loudon and is available for lectures or programs for any area group or civic club. Call (865) 659-2300.

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There are considerations about banking, insurance, and investments that should be written down or available for easy access by the survivor or family members. Make sure they know where all documents are located and update those documents as necessary. Remember that in order to access or make changes to accounts or investments, you will need multiple copies of the death certificate.

Bank accounts should be listed, with information about the bank or credit union names and addresses, account numbers, certificates of deposit, and safe deposit box and number. (Safety deposit box may be sealed after death, so it is wise to put a trusted family member on the access list for the box and let them know where the key is located.) Credit card information should be written down, with the company names, phone and account numbers, so they can be paid and later closed out.

Insurance policies (life, health, disability, homeowner, automotive, etc.) should be listed and available, including the insurance company name, address, phone number and contact, the account number and type, due date, and payments. Phone calls should be made after a loved one dies to stop coverage as of that date, put the account under your name, or begin the process of collection of benefits, if any.

Speaking of benefits, information on social security or other pensions should be readily available. Social security benefits may include disability, dependent, retirement, or survivor benefits. Include the social security office, phone number and address as well. If your loved one is also eligible for pensions through civil service, veterans, or previous employer, that information should be listed.

Investments, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds or retirement funds information should also be available. List any stockbroker or financial advisor, as well as the type of retirement investments: IRA, Certificate of Deposit, Annuities, KEOGH, 401K, Employee Stock Options, or Savings Bonds. Include the company name, address, and account numbers.

There is much to consider, and these are difficult but necessary conversations, which in the long run will make transitions easier for family members. In a third article, we’ll discuss more of the practical considerations to have in place.

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There is much to consider, and these are difficult but necessary conversations, which in the long run will make transitions easier for family members. In a third article, we’ll discuss more of the practical considerations to have in place.

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What a roller coaster we’ve been on! From cool and wet to ridiculously hot and dry, stressful to us and our plants. We can go inside, get a drink, and sit by the air conditioner, but our plants cannot. They are entirely dependent on us to provide appropriate water for them, and some of you are underestimating how much a plant drinks. A perennial can drink 1-2 gallons per day, a shrub will drink 3-5 gallons per day, and a young tree can easily drink 10 or more gallons per day - this can vary depending on the type of plant.

Water issues are the primary cause of plant death, so let’s go over how and when you should water. Early morning is the best time to water, but may not be practical for everyone. Late in the afternoon/early evening is second best. Don’t assume that you’re covered if you have a sprinkler system! Sprinklers work for your lawn and flower beds but are not adequate for trees and shrubs planted in the last 2-3 years. Those need drip irrigation or hand watering.

If you are using a drip system, put a tuna or cat food can in a few places under the hose to see how much water is going into the soil. Those cans are about an inch tall, and that is how much water your plants need each time you water them. Three times per week should work.

If you are hand watering, also plan on 3x per week. Hoses put out 5-7 gallons per minute, so spend 10 seconds to a full minute or more on each plant. For larger trees and shrubs, turn the hose on just a trickle and lay it beside the trunk of the plant. Let that run for 20-30 minutes. (Set a timer so you don’t forget and leave it running. I may or may not be known for doing that.) Some plants need more and some less, stop by or call us with questions.

Things that need to be done:

» Gentle organic fertilizing helps stressed plants - add compost or worm castings. Strong chemical fertilizers may push too hard.

» Insects and diseases are more common in stressed plants, so watch for them. Start with the least toxic product, and don’t hesitate to come in with questions. Bring photos or a sample of the problem for the best results.

» Mulch around plants to keep temperature and moisture levels stable and to protect from lawnmower or weed whacker damage. Never pile the mulch around the trunk - create donuts, not volcanoes!

What else can you do in your yard this month?

» Monitor plants for damage with frequent walk-arounds. If you just look out the window, you may not notice damage until it is irreparable. Look up into tree canopies for damage from storms and cicadas. Look at trunks for woodpecker holes, oozing spots, or mushrooms. Look into shrubs for insect infestations or fungal spots. Check annuals and perennials for fungus, and don’t forget to check the ground for signs of moles or voles. You can’t stop a problem if you don’t know you have it!

» You can still plant trees and shrubs, but they will need more care in the heat. A root stimulator helps roots go down quickly and a tree bag keeps roots from drying out.

» Start thinking about next year. Is everything beautiful or do you need to make changes? Summer is a good time to stop by for advice because we aren’t insanely busy and can give more one-on-one attention.

» Did you do a vegetable garden? If your plants are struggling, I suggest a soil test. Good soil is the basis of a good garden. It is also best for plants to have 8-10 hours of sunlight, and a drip system for irrigation. Sporadic watering causes tomatoes to split. Mulch will help hold moisture and temperature levels stable and keep water from splashing on the leaves, which can cause fungal problems. Keep harvesting so that plants will keep producing!

» By the end of July, you can start direct sowing cool season veggies in the garden.

» Harvest herbs in the morning for the best flavor. Pinch off the flowers of herbs used for cooking to keep the flavor stronger.

» Fertilize annuals that bloom all summer - use a mild solution every week. Deadhead spent blooms and diseased leaves to keep plants healthy.

» Trim lanky perennials to keep them from falling over. Use stakes to help them stay upright, especially with summer rainstorm beatings. Deadheading spent blooms will prolong bloom time.

» Never take a break from weeding. Summer weeds are out in abundance, so keep pulling them and re-apply pre-emergent to make it easier in the future.

» There is still time to plant for pollinators. Many perennials do fine if planted in July and will provide nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. We get weekly shipments, so stop in and see what’s new!

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