Historic window stolen off Smokies cabin

out windowAn antique window was stolen from an historic cabin in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


“This is a very sad case of vandalism and theft,” said Smokies Chief Ranger Clay Jordan. “The people who did this have stolen a piece of our shared history that can never be replicated.” 

Park officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the theft. 

The missing window was from the former summer home of a Knoxville glass maker featuring an intricate and unusual design. The entire 4-by-1 foot glass window is missing from the frame, which including 34 individual glass panes, each measuring 4-inches-square. Two of the original 36 glass panes were missing prior to the theft of the window.

Perpetrators may be sentenced up to 6 months in jail and or fined up to $5,000. Call 865.436.1580 with tips. 

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