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By F. Carroll McMahan

Born in 1889 within the Smoky Mountains, Lem Ownby grew to become one of many region's such a lot well-known figures. Sight-impaired from an early age, Lem spent his lifestyles logging, endure searching, farming and tending his beehives. He welcomed the arriving of logging operations into the pristine desert yet turned an eyewitness to the devastation it dropped at land, streams and natural world. because the final leaseholder dwelling in the nice Smoky Mountains nationwide Park, Lem turned a legend, promoting his honey and providing pearls of knowledge to hikers, writers or even the governor. Lem's ideas remained good, his evaluations so unwavering that he as soon as refused to entertain superb court docket justices. input the woodland with writer F. Carroll McMahan as he tells dramatic, attention-grabbing and occasionally funny tales of a guy who lived really on his personal terms.

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