ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — Sycamore Shoals State Park hosted a ‘Living History’ event on Saturday that showed participants the way of life by which early Tennessee settlers lived.
The event included open displays of wood working, medicinal applications, and native plants.
News Channel 11 spoke with Historic Interpreter Chad Bogart, who said these events help to show people where tools that are still used today originated.
“You get a better appreciation using these old tools at the fine craftsmanship that you still see that exists today,” Bogart said. “These people were true craftsmen. Everything that they had came from their surroundings, so to an extent, it’s the same today; we just have compounds, and we break it all down sometimes to the molecular level, but still, even modern medicine is based in nature.”