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Hands on History

Browse the cultural comparison and cemetery archives. Compare the similarities and differences within the habits and daily lives of people from our past. Database contains artifacts, photos, oral histories, and other documents from the 1910-1930 time period as well as a selection of artifacts from prehistoric cultures of the area. The cemetery search allows you to view and search the database for names, dates, inscriptions and occasional photographs of headstones from each of the associated sites.

Cultural ArchivesCultural Comparison Archives
Search through photos of people and daily life, documents, and oral history transcriptions from each park's archives.

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Cemetery DatabaseCemetery Database
Cemeteries in the parks go back to the 1800's. This database allows you to search and compare information on the headstones to learn more about the people who originally lived in some of our National Parks.

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Hallowed Ground Research

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Hands on History was developed by Great Smoky Mountains National Park.