SMOKY MOUNTAIN MAGIC: A NOVEL
Horace Kephart’s fictional adventure set in the Deep Creek watershed, Cherokee Indian Reservation and Bryson City in the summer of 1925. Written in 1929
and never before published, the original manuscript
was passed down for three generations and recently surfaced during the park’s 75th anniversary celebration. “What better topic than a journey into a forbidden realm, complete with witches, robber barons, noble savages and a winsome lady, all wrapped in a cloak of mystery and myth?” asks reviewer Gary Carden. Kephart is featured in Ken Burn’s PBS series on our national parks.