If you want to conduct your own research on Fannin County or North Georgia, this list would be a good place to start!
For more information on the history of Fannin County:
Facets of Fannin: A History of Fannin County, Georgia.
Dallas, Tex: Curtis Media Corp, 1989. “History of Tennessee Copper Company and Successor Firms at the Copperhill Plant and the Ducktown Mining District, Copper Basin, Tennessee :: Project Management Reports.”
Maysilles, Duncan. Ducktown Smoke : The Fight Over One of the South’s Greatest Environmental Disasters. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 20008.
For more information about post-industrial tourism:
Berger, Stefan, and Christian Wicke. “Introduction: Deindustrialization, Heritage, and Representations of Identity.” The Public Historian 39, no. 4 (November 1, 2017): 10–20.
Brooks, James F. “Rust, Recreation, and Reflection.” The Public Historian 39, no. 4 (November 1, 2017): 7–9. Eklund, Erik. “Negotiating Industrial Heritage and Regional Identity in Three Australian Regions.” The Public Historian 39, no. 4 (November 1, 2017): 44–64. https://doi.org/10.1525/tph.2017.39.4.44.
Catte, Elizabeth. What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia. Belt Publishing, 2018.
Stanton, Cathy. The Lowell Experiment: Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts, 2006.