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Tennessee Conservationist Magazine

November-December 2014

Feature Article: 
Saving Sabine Hill

By Jennifer A. Bauer

Sabine Hill

With the exception of photos in the Historic American Buildings Survey report in 1936, this is one of the few photos of Sabine Hill prior to 1950. Photo Courtesy of Debbie Reynolds, from the Reynolds Family Collection.

Sabine Hill in Elizabethton dates to a possible 1811 construction start and is one of the finest examples of Federalist architecture in the Volunteer State. It is being restored and one day guests will be able to walk in the footsteps of the first members of the Nathaniel Taylor family. Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Manager Jennifer A. Bauer writes about the exciting discoveries the historic home restoration reveals.

Loggerhead Shrike

Shrikes are found in Tennessee, even in winter. Photo by Tony Lance.

Is it Strike Three for the Loggerhead Shrike?

By Tony Lance

The Loggerhead Shrike was relatively common several decades ago across most of eastern North America, including Tennessee. Writer Tony Lance of Robertson County, who has been monitoring Loggerhead Shrikes there, reports that the species has declined sharply in this part of the country, prompting researchers to look for the reasons behind the population crash. Lance's article is entitled "Is it Strike Three for the Loggerhead Shrike?"

Glenn Cardwell

Glenn Cardwell was born four years before the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established. He spent the first 17 years of his life on farms inside today's national park, on Injun Creek and Hills Creek in Greenbrier. Photo by Arthur McDade.

Glenn Cardwell: Once You Fall in Love With Nature, You've Got a Friend for Life

By Arthur "Butch" McDade

Retired Great Smoky Mountains Park Ranger Glenn Cardwell, also an author and mayor of Pittman Center, has a special affinity for the Smokies as he was born there four years before the park was established. Arthur "Butch" McDade, a retired National Park Service ranger and author, writes about Cardwell's career in the article "Glenn Cardwell: Once You Fall in Love With Nature, You've Got a Friend for Life."

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Also In This Issue

  • 2014 Governors Environmental Stewardship Awards
  • Maple Syrup With a Southern Accent
  • Tennessee Field Guides to Take on a Hike

In The Next Issue

  • Winter Birding
  • Who Prowls at Night?
  • When Ice is Nice!

About The Tennessee Conservationist

For more than seven decades, the award-winning Tennessee Conservationist has been dedicated to telling the stories of Tennessee’s natural, cultural and historical distinctiveness. In a cluttered media marketplace, this magazine continues to stand out by offering authentic Tennessee places, people and experiences through beautiful photography and engaging, informative articles. The magazine fulfills its purpose without receiving a state appropriation as it is totally funded through subscription revenue, non-commercial advertising for Tennessee State Parks and environmental programs plus gifts and donations from supporters. With continued strong support from our subscribers, we look forward to sharing more authentic Tennessee stories with you in the years to come.

Bob Martineau, Commissioner

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