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U.S. Highway 25E Receives National Scenic Byway Designation

The stretch of U.S. 25E from Cumberland Gap to Newport, called “East Tennessee Crossing” by the local orga­ni­za­tions who pro­mote tourism, received des­ig­na­tion as a National Scenic Byway on October 19, 2009.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Celebrates 75 Years Ablaze in Autumn Color

Longtime natives of the Asheville area in the Blue Ridge Mountains, known for its extended fall foliage sea­son, will tell you that the best color dis­plays come later — toward the end of October. Celebrating the 75th anniver­saries of Smoky Mountains National Park in 2009 and Blue Ridge Parkway in 2010, moun­tain fam­i­lies like Steve Woody’s were moved from their home­steads in the 1930s for the cre­ation of the park and are proud of the nat­ural legacy they have left to us all.