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After devastating wildfires, Gatlinburg, Tenn. welcomes back tourists

After devastating wildfires, Gatlinburg, Tenn. welcomes back tourists

The grand opening, in this town on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and 5 scenic miles from Gatlinburg, had been in the works for months.

So had the drought.

A marginally successful, for-profit attraction called the National Museum of Crime & Punishment had lost its home in Washington, D.C., the previous year over money issues. (The landlord wanted more of it.)

Which meant John Wayne Gacy's clown suit and John Dillinger's death mask and James Caan's pistol from "The Godfather" might have gone back into assorted collections and attics. But no.

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