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Emma Bell Miles

In honor of Twisted Roots, the upcoming musical and theatrical production about the life of Emma Bell Miles, enjoy 2 of the Signal Mountain artist and naturalist’s watercolors of Lookout Mountain. To learn more about Emma Bell Miles, check out these resources available from the library. Gaston, Kay Baker. Emma Bell Miles. Signal Mountain, Tenn. (P.O. Box 2, Signal Mountain 37377): Walden’s Ridge Historical Association, 1985. Miles, Emma Bell, and Steven

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Happy Birthday Emma Bell Miles

Born 134 years ago on October 19, 1879, Emma Bell Miles was one of Southern Appalachia’s earliest naturalists.  Also an artist, poet, and writer, Emma Bell Miles lived on Walden’s Ridge, near today’s town of Signal Mountain, for most of her adult life.  Although her husband, Frank Miles, was a hard worker, he had trouble finding paying work on Walden’s Ridge, so the task of earning money fell on

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