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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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