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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