The Cherokee Hiking Club invites the public to a special presentation on Thursday, September 13, 2012, 6-9 pm at The Outpost Pavilion in Tellico Plains.
Charles Hall Museum, Building 2, will follow, to view its displays of logging relics. Charles Hall will be
available to answer questions and to speak about his experiences as a young boy, visiting the recently
abandoned logging camps, and the information he learned
from the loggers and their families. His pictorial collections of the
logging railroad days include over 750 pictures specific to the Tellico,
Citico, and Slickrock areas.
Pam Mathews is a local historian and a clinical psychologist who published the definitive history of the Tellico Plains area last year: A Pictorial History of the Tellico Plains, Tennessee Area (1849-1949). Pam is a member of the Cherokee Hiking Club and maintains a section of the Benton MacKaye Trail up Sycamore Creek together with her husband, Kent. Charles Hall, her father and the former mayor of Tellico Plains and founder of the Tellico Plains Telephone Company - who built the museum to house and share his vast historic collections - will also be present at the meeting to answer questions.
Bring friends and family to The Outpost Pavilion, Main Street, Tellico Plains, on Thursday, September 13th at 6 pm, first for dinner (your tab), then as Pam Hall Mathews delivers her presentation on the early logging days in the Tellico mountains.