Monthly Archives: January 2016

Roadside Rhododendrons, Tennessee

This image shows a scenic section of Tennessee highway featuring wild Rhododendrons growing alongside the road.

Published by Tennessee Tricolor Inc., Gatlinburg, Tenn.

The description states:

RHODODENDRON

The colorful flower of the Smokies, rhododendron gives a vivid hue to the rugged mountain scenery.

Rhododendrons are a shrub flower and grow commonly throughout the Southeastern United States.

This card was used and is dated 19 June 1961.

Chimney Tops, Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

This image shows, in the background, the mountain known as the Chimney Tops, one of the most recognizable features of the Great Smoky Mountains Range.

Photographed in natural color by Walter Cline

The description states:

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THE CHIMNEY TOPS AND U. S. 441, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. U. S. 441 is the Transmountain Highway through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This highway follows the Little Pigeon River on the Tennessee side and the Chimney Tops are the rugged peaks that dominate the view for several miles.

–This card was used and is dated 12 August 1955.

Cannon on Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

This is an image of an American Civil War era cannon situated on the edge of Lookout Mountain overlooking the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee on the far side of the river below.

Curtecihcolor Art-creation From Color Transparencies

The description states simply:

CANNON ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TENNESSEE

–The cannon is a reminder of the Civil War era Battle of Lookout Mountain, fought here in 1863.

The card was used and is dated 21 June 1961.