Shelton Family w large Chestnut, Tremont Falls TN c1920
The Family of James and Caroline Shelton pose by a large dead Chestnut Tree in Tremont Falls, Tennessee circa 1920. Courtesy of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Library
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