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We enjoy traveling abroad and to National Parks photographing nature and scenic views.

Many of my travel photos and other images may be seen at: Click here for Ray's Photos on

Travel Photos: Travel Photos

Photography Blog: My Photo Blog



I am a Photographer, Historian, Author, Newspaper Columnist and a Vietnam Veteran.  My interest photography goes back to the time I spent in Vietnam in 1968 - 1969. My camera of choice is a Canon 80D. Favorite photography subjects are nature and scenic. 
My photos can be seen at: Photos by Ray Smith
My interest in history comes from my encounter several years ago with a granite statue of Nancy Ward, the Cherokee Beloved Woman. 
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A history column I write for The Oak Ridger newspaper, Historically Speaking, can be read 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 have created 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 by searching for "Historically Speaking"

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Welcome to my web site and enjoy your visit - Ray