Smokies officials offer reward for stolen historic window

Smokies officials offer reward for stolen historic window

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The window was from the former summer home of a Knoxville glass maker and features an intricate and unusual design. (source: GSMNP) The window was from the former summer home of a Knoxville glass maker and features an intricate and unusual design. (source: GSMNP)

GATLINBURG (WATE) - Officials in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are offering a reward for information on the recent theft of an antique window from a historic cabin in the Elkmont Historic District.

The window was discovered missing in late January. Officials say the theft caused a loss of unique features that characterize the cabin.

"This is a very sad case of vandalism and theft," said Chief Ranger Clay Jordan. "The people who did this have stolen a piece of our shared history that can never be replicated."

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

The window was from the former summer home of a Knoxville glass maker and features an intricate and unusual design.

The entire four feet by one foot glass window is missing from the frame, which includes 34 individual glass panes. Two of the original 36 glass panes were already missing.

Disturbing or defacing natural and historic resources within the park can result in up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call (865) 436-1580.

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