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1977 - Helen Cable Vance and Mildred Cable Johnson in Greensboro - filing papers for a grant for the North Shore Cemetery &  Historical Association which they organized sometime earlier.

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Mildred Cable Johnson, telling a group in Cherokee County, NC about the North Shore and the cemeteries that lie within its boundaries.


CBS TV Crew with us at our first Bone Valley Decoration in 1978.


Helen with Superintendent Jerry Eubanks and his associates, locating and marking one of the cemeteries in the 1980’s .


Group that went to Washington DC in the March of 1984 to testify at a Senate hearing.


Summer 2016, Helen Vance, Great Smoky Mountain National Park Superintendent Cash and Lee Woods after
meeting in Dillsboro, NC

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Bone Valley Decoration 2016, CBS Reporter (Conner) from CBS Sunday Morning, attended.  Pictures of Mildred Cable Johnson and Helen Cable Vance, interviewing for segment on the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks.  It is to be aired in September or October.


Our copy of the invitation to Superintendent Dale Ditmanson Retirement Party in 2014
He was a wonderful Great Smoky Mtn Superintendent and a joy to work with.  He did a lot to help us with the North Shore Cemeteries.

Come and attend one of our cemetery decorations.  Go to our SCHEDULE PAGE for listing and dates of Decorations.  Bring a covered dish to share or your own packed lunch and your drink. We would love to have you at any decoration.

Christina Cook, a freelance reporter had an article published in Oxford American Magazine in fall of 2015.
To read this article in its entirety go to


We are proud to announce that Lee’s book
 “Growing up on Hazel Creek”
is published
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Located on the north shore of Fontana Lake in Swain County, NC.  Now part of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

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North Shore Cemeteries

Welcome to the official site of
The North Shore Cemetery Association and North Shore Historical Society