Storytelling has been a long-standing tradition in the Appalachian Mountains, often with stories being passed from family member to family member to keep the tradition alive.
Though she never lived in the Tennessee Mountains, Mary Johnson grew up hearing stories told to her by her grandmother Mary Ina Carr who was born in LaFollette in 1888. In her seventies now, Johnson submitted the story her grandmother recounted of a mountain girl named Nancy Smith
In last week’s installment, Nannie had finally found some happiness in her new life in Knoxville.
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