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Picture of a family setting up a campsite next to a bunch of rhododendrons in bloom
June 18, 2022

Mountain Rhododendrons

A family sets up camp alongside rhododendron plants on Roan Mountain, Tennessee. This photo appeared in a June 1957 story dedicated to the Roan Mountain rhododendrons, flowers famous enough to earn their own annual festival.
Photograph by Robert Sisson, Nat Geo Image Collection

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