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Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles

The Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles exhibit features photographs of the Miles family as well a sample of Appalachian artist and naturalist Emma Bell Miles' watercolors, drawings, and short stories. Also a poet and writer, Emma Bell Miles lived on Walden’s Ridge, near today’s town of Signal Mountain with her husband, Frank, and their five children.

Only a superficial observer could fail to understand that the mountain people really love their wilderness-love it for its beauty, for it’s freedom.

Excerpt from The Spirit of the Mountains

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In addition to the information and images found in the Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles exhibit, Special Collections & University Archives provides access to manuscript collections that includes Emma's journals as well as books authored by and about the Walden's Ridge artists and naturalist.

Manuscripts

Books

Biographies

 

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