We came, we saw, we did not conquer

One of the beautiful trails we ran on in Chattanooga.

Back in June, I wrote about my quest to finish a 50k for my 27th birthday. Sadly, I did not achieve my goal due to injury, and I’m looking forward to taking another stab at the distance later this year or early next year.

However, I fell in love with Southeastern Tennessee and Chattanooga. If you are looking for a place to visit within a five hour drive of Louisville, you should check it out! In addition to the beautiful mountain scenery, the downtown area is quaint with a small-town feel. There are great restaurants, local shops, and a waterfront park area on the Tennessee River.

Before you go, visit The Filson and check out these resources in our collections:

Smoky Mountain Voices: A Lexicon of Southern Appalachian Speech Based on the Research of Horace Kephart by Harold F. Farwell

Magic of the Smokies by Eleanor M. Kelly

Southern Appalachian Mountain Cookbook: Rare Time-Tested recipes from the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains by Ferne Shelton

The History of Hamilton County and Chattanooga, Tennesseeby Zella Armstrong

Jamie Evans

Jamie Evans is the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator at The Filson Historical Society. When she isn’t working on publications for The Filson, you can find her behind her sewing machine or out on the roads training for her next big race.

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