In the Great Smoky Mountains, the Sugarlands was “a country of ill fame, hidden deep in remote gorges, difficult of access, tenanted by a sparse population who preferred to e a law unto themselves. For many a year it had been known on our side as Blockader’s Glory, which is the same as saying Moonshiners’ Paradise, and we all believed it to be fitly named.” –Horace Kephart, “Our Southern Highlanders”, 1913