Chris Muir's Day By Day

Friday, August 22, 2014

Today's Biographical Sketch

Horace Kephart.

Kephart was an outdoor writer of the early 20th century. He's associated with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which he advocated to the US government when it was still just mountain wilderness. The Boy Scouts troop in Bryson City, North Carolina is named in Kephart's honor. His noteworthy books include Camping and Woodcraft and Our Southern Highlanders.

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Quote: "The scrotum of a buck, tanned with the hair on, makes a fine tobacco-pouch." (Camping and Woodcraft)

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