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"Elkmon'ts Uncle Lem Ownby" Brown Bag Lecture 
General Event Information
Event Category:
Lectures/Literary
Price:
Free  
Dates and Times:
August 13, 12:00PM-1:00PM

As the last leaseholder living within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Lem Ownby became a legend, selling his honey and offering pearls of wisdom to hikers, writers, and even the governor. In a Brown Bag Lecture on August 13, author Carroll McMahan will share more about this remarkable man, an embodiment of the mountain image, known for his beekeeping, independence, and for maintaining the old ways. Ownby died in 1984, at the age of 95, and the last leaseholder living in the park. Free and open to the public.
Venue Information
Venue:
East Tennessee History Center  
Address:
601 South Gay Street  
City:
Knoxville 
State:
TN 
Zip Code:
37902 
Country:
United States 
Telephone:
 
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Presenting Organization
Telephone:
865-215-8883