Eastern Tennessee - Knoxville - Atomic Bomb!

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    Have you been to any of the destroyed resorts? It'll be interesting to go back after they're rebuilt to see how they've succeeded.
     
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    The Chapel was a popular wedding site that we've passed a number of times; we also looked at the Westgate Resort but never stayed - we'll probably give the area a few years to recover and then visit again - hope that all goes well (of course, drought relief needs to occur)? Dave :)
     
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    WOW - that's HOT! The photographer is an employee of the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, which I showed some 'before & after' pics - according to his FB page, some of the resort was untouched by the fires and rebuilding has already started. Eastern TN has a lot of resilient people and I suspect Gatlinburg will come back better than ever, will just take time and a LOT of $$! Dave :)
     
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    I just hope everybody in the area had adequate paid up fire insurance.
     
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    It's possible in a really hot fire to ignite the aluminum and have it burn in a similar manner to magnesium.
     
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    If you are visiting East Tennessee, don't miss this museum![​IMG]
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    Other outdoor scenes.
     
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    In Tennessee wildfires, officials estimate $500M in damage!

    Well, just a follow-up on the Tennessee wildfire disaster - the total damage is given above, i.e. a half billion dollars (more details below) - Gatlinburg downtown was mostly undamaged - interviews w/ local officials are asking for tourists to return - the community needs a LOT of money and tourism is its major revenue.

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    Dolly Parton telethon raised $9,000,000 for the area (second quote) - she is a native of Pigeon Forge and has a foundation which will provide funds to those affected by the fires - SO, for those who live close enough to drive to eastern Tennessee, think of the Gatlinburg area for a visit. Dave :)

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