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Walk in the Park 2006: Silas McDowell

Walk in the Park 2006: Silas McDowell

Silas McDowell (1795-1879) was a self-educated Renaissance sage, who lived near Franklin and promoted Highlands for 30 years before Kelsey and Hutchinson founded the town. He was famous for his discovery of the no-frost "thermal belt" in the Southern Appalachians. Photo ca. 1960.

Collection Photocopy Collection
Date of photo 1860
Object ID C-2006.5.7.3
Object Name Computer, Digital
People McDowell, Silas
Title Walk in the Park 2006: Silas McDowell