Sometimes you don't just read history - you're in it. And that's what happened Saturday Feb. 6.
It promised to be the biggest event in Western North Carolina in 67 years. The North Shore Road controversy in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was over. Swain County was going to get its $52 million over 10 years -an amount that was calculated as the present value of the road that was flooded in 1943 to create Fontana Lake and Fontana Dam.
It's a long saga which started even before 1943, when TVA came in and bought up land to dam up the Little Tennessee and create Fontana Dam and Fontana Lake.
See all the details on my blog. http://www.hikertohiker.com/thishikinglife