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CONTENTS
F E AT U R E S

32 30 Covers for 30 Years

82 Keeping the Cherokee Skills Alive

50 Mary the Elephant:

84 Brown Mountain Lights: New Clues?

A look back at some favorite covers and a note on what
was in the issue. BY KURT RHEINHEIMER

Revisiting a 1916 Tragedy

Much has changed in Erwin, Tennessee since our 1997
piece on Mary. And much of it for the better-even for
elephants. BY JOAN VANNORSDALL

56 Mama Bear and Her Cubs:
A Photo Essay

The legends and lore of the strange phenomenon are
getting new attention. BY LINDA SHOCKLEY

90 Quirky: 30 Curios for 30 Years

Quick revisits to the odd, the whimsical, the quizzical
and bizarre. COMPILED BY ELLA TESTIN

105

Weeks and weeks of careful, distant vigilence yield a
warm family portrait. BY JON PHILLIPS

"Lonesome Pine" Author was
National Star of His Day

64 Ezra Staengl: Champion Birder

Best-selling novelist John Fox, Jr. even married an opera
diva. BY ROBIN ROENKER

The Virginia boy has a deep family background and
personal commitment to things natural.

Ice Cream! Great Taste
and How to Earn It

at Age 14

BY ANGELA MINOR

66 Summer in the Mountains: The Photos
Our contributing photographers bring the beauty of the
region to life.

76 Back to the Salt Mines, and Loving it

Reviving the family business, decades after it closed and
centuries after it started. BY ERIC J. WALLACE

79 Into the Wild Blue Yonder, Retro-Style
How an obsession with flying has come to define a life.
BY NANCY HENDERSON

4

Jeremy Arch is hard at work at Tennessee's Oconaluftee
Village. BY JOE TENNIS

BLUERIDGECOUNTRY.COM

112

You gotta go outside and move around some, and then
make your visit. BY CHRIS OLSON



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