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Department of Internal Medicine

Quillen College of Medicine

The Mountain Empire

The Mountain Empire

 

A Photographic Travelogue of the Region Surrounding
Johnson City, Tennessee and East Tennessee State University

 

  • The Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    The Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • American Black Bear, mascot of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    American Black Bear, mascot of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

  • Rhododendron Blossoms with a bumblebee collecting pollen, Roan Mountain

    Rhododendron Blossoms with a bumblebee collecting pollen, Roan Mountain

  • High elevation snow atop Beech Mountain, gazing at Grandfather Mountain State Park in the background

    High elevation snow atop Beech Mountain, gazing at Grandfather Mountain State Park in the background

  • Blue Hole Falls, Elizabethton

    Blue Hole Falls, Elizabethton

  • Blue Ridge Parkway, (Mile Marker 300) Linville

    Blue Ridge Parkway, (Mile Marker 300) Linville

  • The Carter Mansion, the oldest frame house in Tennessee, construction began in 1775, Elizabethton

    The Carter Mansion, the oldest frame house in Tennessee, construction began in 1775, Elizabethton

  • Cullasaja Falls (250 ft.), Nantahala National Forest

    Cullasaja Falls (250 ft.), Nantahala National Forest

  • Live Performances at East Tennessee State University

    Live Performances at East Tennessee State University

  • Dry Falls, 75 feet tall, Nantahala National Forest, Highlands

    Dry Falls, 75 feet tall, Nantahala National Forest, Highlands

  • Fourteen Point Bull Elk, Cataloochee Valley, Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    Fourteen Point Bull Elk, Cataloochee Valley, Great Smoky Mountain National Park

  • Flame Azaleas and a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roan Highlands

    Flame Azaleas and a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roan Highlands

  • Shopping in the galleries and stores of Gatlinburg, Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Shopping in the galleries and stores of Gatlinburg, Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • National Story Telling Festival, Jonesborough, oldest town in Tennessee

    National Story Telling Festival, Jonesborough, oldest town in Tennessee

  • Looking Glass Falls (60 ft.) Pisgah Forest, Brevard

    Looking Glass Falls (60 ft.) Pisgah Forest, Brevard

  • Flat Top Manor, Moses Cone Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, mile marker 294, showcasing artists of Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild

    Flat Top Manor, Moses Cone Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, mile marker 294, showcasing artists of Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild

  • Palmer House, circa 1860, Cataloochee Valley, Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    Palmer House, circa 1860, Cataloochee Valley, Great Smoky Mountain National Park

  • Natural rhododendron gardens atop Roan Mountain

    Natural rhododendron gardens atop Roan Mountain

  • Roaring Fork Cascade, Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    Roaring Fork Cascade, Great Smoky Mountain National Park

  • Rocky Fork Creek, Rocky Fork State Park, Erwin

    Rocky Fork Creek, Rocky Fork State Park, Erwin

  • View of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Rough Ridge, Grandfather Mountain State Park, Linville

    View of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Rough Ridge, Grandfather Mountain State Park, Linville

  • Star trails over the Great Smoky Mountain National Park; low level light pollution allows thousands of stars to be visible when visiting the park at night

    Star trails over the Great Smoky Mountain National Park; low level light pollution allows thousands of stars to be visible when visiting the park at night

  • Sunset over the Appalachians, Roan Highlands, Tennessee/North Carolina Border

    Sunset over the Appalachians, Roan Highlands, Tennessee/North Carolina Border

  • Historical Reenactment, Sycamore Sholes State Park, showing the labor required to cook a meal in Fort Watauga on the American frontier, circa 1776

    Historical Reenactment, Sycamore Sholes State Park, showing the labor required to cook a meal in Fort Watauga on the American frontier, circa 1776

  • Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, Roan Highlands

    Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, Roan Highlands

  • Spring wildflowers in east Tennessee, Trillium beside the Greenbelt Trail, Kingsport

    Spring wildflowers in east Tennessee, Trillium beside the Greenbelt Trail, Kingsport

  • The Tweetsie Trail, A Rails to Trails project following the original tracks of the ET&WNC (East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad affectionately known as Tweetsie due to the train’s distinctive steam whistle) travelling from Johnson City to Elizabethton

    The Tweetsie Trail, A Rails to Trails project following the original tracks of the ET&WNC (East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad affectionately known as Tweetsie due to the train’s distinctive steam whistle) travelling from Johnson City to Elizabethton

  • Waterfall Park, Newland

    Waterfall Park, Newland

  • Grey Wolf, Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport

    Grey Wolf, Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport

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