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 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.