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Orphan girl Angeline Moore was the first person to be buried at Chimney Rocks Cemetery — a.k.a. Slaven Cemetery — in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area.
A view of the valley at Bull Creek from the edge of the most recent logging operation. Clear-cutting has left extensive scars along the mountainsides, and these operations result in New River (and the Big South Fork further downstream) being muddy much of the summer months, but the valley floor beneath the clear cuts is beautiful.
A panoramic view from an unnamed mountain peak that is the sixth-highest point in Scott County.
Flames illuminate the famed Chimney Rocks at Station Camp in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area during the 2016 wildfire named for the landform. (National Park Service photo; all others on this page taken by the author.)

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About Ben Garrett

About Ben Garrett

Ben Garrett is a journalist and erstwhile web designer from East Tennessee. He and his wife, Melanie, and their three children live in the Big South Fork region of the Cumberland Plateau, where he is the publisher and editor of the hometown newspaper and she is a first grade teacher. The family also has an Australian shepherd, named Boone, and a black cat, named Cat. Contact: benwgarrett at gmail dot com.

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