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country roads
cOuNtRy
ROads

It's a wood-splittin', log-rollin', dog-jumpin' good time now
that Dolly Parton has lent her magic to the Lumberjack
Adventure of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
JOE TENNIS

Lumberjacks Return
to Pigeon Forge
Big dogs jump in water and swim. Big guys carry big
saws. Beautiful women swing high above a stage. And,
all along, there's Granny sitting high above a mill-with
a moonshine still.
Expect loads more singin' and dancin' now that the
Lumberjack Feud of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has been
reborn, rebooted and recast as Dolly Parton's Lumberjack Adventure. And that's thanks to Parton's promise
of creating "this Smoky Mountain story for families to
enjoy," she says. "There are completely new experiences
for guests at this show."
Paired with long-time collaborator Ken McCabe,
Parton serves as executive producer at this 750-seat dinner show attraction. The Smoky Mountains native also
wrote the romantic song "Something More," which
shares the story of this 90-minute-long show, featuring
a colorful cast with two-dozen "lumberjackrobats" juggling axes, speed-climbing, sawing wood and invoking
romance.
Launched in May, this production arrives after a
massive overhaul of the existing theater building, located just off the Pigeon Forge parkway. It also debuts
a new menu-with campfire fried chicken, smokehouse
pulled pork and fried skillet corn. And, unlike the nearby and similar Dixie Stampede, you don't eat with your
hands-"you get to use a fork," says the show's manager, Steve Cruz.
"It involves the entire family," Cruz says. "You're not
just getting something for Mom and Dad. You have eyecandy for Mom. It's true; the lumberjacks are a pretty
neat thing. But then you also have the different sections

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of the show that are completely over-the-top and different, whether it's for a young lady who wants to look at
an aerial act, to the fun aspect of what the lumberjacks
are doing, to the dogs, to a very special number that's in
black light. We have something for everyone."
lumberjackadventure.com. -JOE TENNIS

Review: "One of my
Names Was
Pocahontas"
by Katie
Letcher
Lyle
In her trademark style,
Katie Letcher Lyle meets
her readers at the corner of Erudition Avenue
and Whimsey Street
with a new book and a
unique look at her subject. By channeling the legendary Pocahontas herself, Lyle draws on her own 30 years
of teaching about the Pamunkey girl in "One of my
Names Was Pocahontas." (I was a rapt attendee at an
Elderhostel at the Natural Bridge Hotel in 1999 on the
subject, so I'm on a first-name basis with both ladies.)
For anyone who hasn't had the pleasure of her
spirited company, either via one of her classes, numerous books, or college courses, a glimpse into Ms.
Lyle's latest book may generate the reaction: "I want


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