Camp Margaret Townsend: Wild women in the woods

A hand drawn map of Camp Margaret Townsend, which operated in Walker Valley from 1925 to 1959. Courtesy of Jeremy Lloyd.

I was perched one day on the stoop of my tiny apartment on the campus of Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont when an old woman walked up to me and said, “You’re sitting where my kitchen used to be.” I’ve had numerous encounters over the years with such individuals, each of whom spent time […]