Big changes are underway for the cabins at historic Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Funding is now in place to make progress on the plans unveiled in 2009 to preserve 19 cabins and destroy 55 others. Since those plans were announced, the Appalachian Clubhouse and Spence Cabin were restored in 2012 while the rest remained vacant and continued to deteriorate.
Now work has begun to stabilize four more of the 19 cabins spared by the park. The four cabins are located in the part of Elkmont known as Daisy Town.