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Sunday Lecture

First Sunday Lecture
"Blue Ridge Scenic Railway"

Sunday, April 15, 2018
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Smyrna Library, Meeting Room

Speaker: Melissa Beck, author of Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Ms Beck will be speak about her book Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, which is a photographic history of the copper miners, shop owners, homesteaders, and railroad workers who made these mountains their homes, often for many proud generations. Her research led her into the homes and lives of those families who shared their family photographs and family stories with her, which she brings alive in book and in her shared narrative.

Speaker Bio: Melissa Beck is a published fiction author whose many interests have led her at various times to show dogs, learn improv comedy, join a wool-hooking group, and run a busy needlework repair business. Born in Oak Ridge in the East Tennessee Valley, she regularly visited her grandparents in the Smokies. Melissa says the hills are in her blood, and she hopes to retire soon to her cabin in Fannin County, Georgia.

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