The logging camps were a way of life for people
in the mountains. This is a picture of loggers gathered outside
Velma Thompson Photograph (circa 1910)
These are the Calhoun Brothers. They were known as some of the
finest "Moon Shiners" in the Smoky Mountains (circa
Picture of the Herron family (circa 1912). The town in the background
was called Proctor. It now lies under Fontana Lake.
Cherokee Indian reported to have lived to 137 years of age.
Ann Barrett of Leslie Barrett Studios painted this portrait
from the tintype taken by L.D. Hooper. A monument to Cheesequire
can be found in Robbinsville, North Carolina.
Because logging was a way of life for entire families, children
often worked alongside their parents. This photo is of W. E.
Hooper (Ed's grandfather) on a lumber wagon.
Lorenzo Dow Hooper (right) was born in 1836. His son Enos (left)
was born in 1861. Here they are pictured standing outside their
home in the Smoky Mountains (photo on left).
(Ed's great and great-great Grandfather).
Lorenzo Dow Hooper sitting on front porch (photo on right).
Land deed denoting the purchase of Hooper Bald in North Carolina.
The deed was purchased by Ennis Hooper back on June 1st, 1853.
It is now part of The Nantahala National Forest in Western North
Picture of a couple out on a Sunday drive (circa 1890)!
Picture of Charles Carver's mother and father are pictured (left).
The Charles & Centennial Carver family (circa 1900) (right).
The family's most noted relative was Jess Carver,
the first Texas Ranger.