Blazing a trail to a national park in the Smokies

By Rotary International From the April 2016 issue of The Rotarian
America’s most-visited national park, the Great Smoky Mountains, is a half-million acres of temperate forest bristling with biodiversity – as 30 species of salamanders and some 1,500 black bears attest. Yet the contours of the park, in Tennessee and North Carolina in nearly equal measures, might have been drawn differently if not for several members of the Rotary Club of Knoxville, Tenn., a role the club marked during its centennial celebration last August.
In 1915, David C. Chapman, the owner of a wholesale drug company and a veteran of the Spanish-… …read more


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