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"Clingmans Dome Revealed" is the second book by former National Park Service Ranger, Bradley D. Saum
"Clingmans Dome Revealed" is the second book by former National Park Service Ranger, Bradley D. Saum

New Book Captures the Natural, Historical and Cultural Significance of Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A comprehensive collection of historical morsels, unique facts and present day tidbits are molded into a unique perspective of the spiral-capped summit. “Clingmans Dome Revealed” [ISBN-13: 978-1494879556] captures the significance of the natural, historical and cultural gem that stands as the highest peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Bradley D. Saum offers insight into the wide array of events and history associated with the peak and surrounding slopes. The inaccessible and lesser known aspects of Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains are featured, including the small stone tunnel that sits silently under Clingmans Dome Road, a huge boiler left on the slopes of Clingmans Dome from the logging days, and much more. Each section is illustrated with many photographs that reveal the wide array of historical and present day topics.

"Clingmans Dome Revealed" cover

“Clingmans Dome Revealed” cover

“My goal is to provide insight into the unique aspects of Clingmans Dome,” Bradley D. Saum said, “especially areas that visitors are not exposed to during a typical drive through the Smoky Mountains. The views of the Southern Appalachians are magnificent, but the hidden gems revealed underfoot are equally intriguing. I hope this book creates wonder and helps visitors develop an appreciation for the highest peak in the Smoky Mountains.”

“Clingmans Dome Revealed” highlights the fascinating peak that rises above the Southern Appalachians to an elevation of 6,643 feet. Known to the Cherokee as Kuwahi and the early European settlers as Smoky Dome, the story of what is now the most accessible peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is revealed.

For more information, visit www.ClingmansDomeRevealed.com

 

A comprehensive collection of historical morsels, unique facts and present day tidbits are molded into a unique perspective of the spiral-capped summit. "Clingmans Dome Revealed" [ISBN-13: 978-1494879556] captures the significance of the natural, historical and cultural gem that stands as the highest peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Bradley D. Saum offers insight into the wide array of events and history associated with the peak and surrounding slopes. The inaccessible and lesser known aspects of Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains are featured, including the small stone tunnel that sits silently under Clingmans Dome Road, a huge boiler left…

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