"The Ephraim Bales Place" Top 5 Page for this destination Gatlinburg Things to Do Tip by monica71
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In my opinion this is the best place to stop by and imagine how mountain life was at the time. The owners, Ephraim and Minerva Bales, lived here in the tiny house with their 9 children.
I was really surprised to learn that the original cabin had only one tiny window (in order to preserve heat inside the cabin). The larger window was added later on.
On their land you will see the house, a hog pen, a barn and a corn crib (all of them pretty well preserved).
The family owned 72 acres of land out of which they farmed only 30 acres, the rest of 42 acres remained forest. They lived here from 1890 to 1930.
It is worth to stop by, explore the place and take few pictures.
Directions: the place is part of the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail drive
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