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Article & Blog Archive for June 2014

First Independence Day Parade in America

  If I was to say that the first Independence Day Parade in the country annually occurs in Gatlinburg would you believe it?  You should because it’s true!  For 39 straight years Gatlinburg’s Independence Day Parade has started at the stroke of midnight on the 4th (night of the 3rd) of July.  There is always

Synchronous Fireflies in the National Park

Synchronous Fireflies are one of many types of fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  BUT the park is one of only two places in the world where this phenomenon occurs (Asia being the other).  Since 1993 the peak time has varied from the last week of May to the third week of June.