I am a Photographer, Historian, Author, Newspaper Columnist and Veteran. My interest photography goes back to the
time I spent in Vietnam in 1968 - 1969. My camera of choice is a Canon 60D. Favorite photography subjects are nature and scenic.
My interest in history comes from my encounter several years ago with a granite statue of Nancy Ward, the Cherokee Beloved
A weekly history column I write for The Oak Ridger, Historically Speaking,
can be read each Tuesday
at: The Oak Ridger
For previously published columns, search The Oak Ridger archives for "Historically Speaking" and select the article you want
to read. I am creating an online archive page at: Historically Speaking online archive
Published books of the Historically Speaking columns can be found at: Books by Ray Smith
Or on Amazon.com by searching for "Historically Speaking"