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Legends Of The National Parks: Great Smoky Mountain's Spearfinger By Aaron Johnson, Joel Anderson, 2022


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With over 200 ancient cemeteries dotting the mountainsides and valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s no wonder the region is home to its fair share of ghost stories and mysterious happenings. One of the oldest and perhaps most terrifying legends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the Indigenous Cherokee story of Spearfinger, a stone-skinned, witch-like creature who has a long, sharp spear for a right index finger. Spearfinger is said to prowl the forests and mountainsides of the Great Smoky Mountains at night, hunting for the livers of animals and humans alike. As the story goes, Spearfinger particularly liked to prey on Cherokee children, often appearing to them as a wise old woman, but then turning into a monster as soon as the children got close to her. After learning about the Spearfinger witch of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our team here at Anderson Design Group will never look at our favorite National Park quite the same way again! If anything, we respect the park even more now, but we’ll probably be looking over our shoulder the next time we visit. To celebrate the park, the elusive creature who is said to roam through it, and the Cherokee peoples who still live in the region, our artists hand-rendered a vintage poster of Spearfinger, a retro illustration that’s available as a print, canvas, metal sign, mini-canvas, notecard, or postcard. To learn more about the ghost stories of Spearfinger, check out the Cherokee writings at the website First People.

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No print is complete without a stunning frame to complement it. We offer three different frame styles: Simple, Standard, and Deluxe, courtesy of our friends and neighbors at Belle Meade Framers. See below for features and measurements.

  • Simple Frames img
    • 1.25" flat wood-grain molding
    • Available in mocha brown, warm gray, and black
    • Ships ready-to-hang with attached metal wire and a wall hanger accessory
    • No mat is included, just the frame and your fantastic poster choice
    • 11x14" print—total frame size is 13x16"
    • 18x24" print—total frame size is 20x26"
    • 24x32" print—total frame size is 26x34"
  • Standard Frames img
    • 1.25" flat wood-grain molding
    • Available in mocha brown, warm gray, and black
    • Ships ready-to-hang with attached metal wire and a wall hanger accessory
    • Includes a classy cream-colored mat
    • 11x14" print—total frame size is 18x22"
    • 18x24" print—total frame size is 26x32"
    • 24x32" print—total frame size is 32x40"
  • Deluxe Frames img
    • 2" flat wood-grain molding
    • Available in mocha brown, warm gray, and black
    • Ships ready-to-hang with attached metal wire and a wall hanger accessory
    • Includes a supreme combination of cream and mocha-colored mat layers
    • 11x14" print—total frame size is 20x24"
    • 18x24" print—total frame size is 28x34"
    • 24x32" print—total frame size is 34x42"

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