Legacy of Uncle Lem

 Article Jennie Treadway-Miller | Photography Elena Ganusova  When Lem Ownby passed away in 1984 at the age of 94, it signaled the end of an era. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established in 1934, and in the process of designating land for the park, there were a handful of residents who weren’t interested in moving. Lem made a deal…