Brockwell said the photo reminds her of “the old days of travel.” (Photo: Staci L. Brockwell)

Staci L. Brockwell submitted this photo. It was taken just outside Chattanooga and reminds her of “the old days of travel.”

Chief James Vann (1765-1809) was an influential Cherokee leader who helped lead the upper towns of East Tennessee and North Georgia. He became a wealthy planter and slaveholder. 

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