Margaret and Louisa Walker, 1956. The Walker sisters remained living in Little Greenbrier well after the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (William Derris Collection, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries)
The UT Libraries has created an online digital collection of photos and home movies of the Smokies taken in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s by a Townsend businessman. Folk songs performed by local musicians have been added to the originally silent film clips.
The William Derris Collection, composed of 334 slides and twelve film clips, is available online for free.