I am a historian, author, newspaper columnist and photographer. My interest in history comes from my encounter
several years ago with a statue of Nancy Ward, the Cherokee Beloved Woman. My interest in photography began while I
was in Vietnam. I use a Canon 20D camera and enjoy nature and scenic photography.
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"