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Bert Garner, a simple life of complexity

May 17, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, writers, writing.

Bert Garner (1885-1970) was a man well-known in East Tennessee and beyond. Some referred to him as the Sage of the Smokies, and others thought of him as the Appalachian Thoreau. For the last third of his life, he lived in a two-room cabin near the Great Smoky Mountains without plumbing, running water, or electricity. Garner was no • Read More »

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