I came across this Oliva Cigar Box Ukulele a couple of years ago near the top of Mt. Leconte in the Great Smokey Mountains. It’s a good hike to the Leconte Lodge so it’s not somewhere the average day hiker even attempts. I asked the volunteers that work the lodge and no one knew the story behind it. I posted about it on Cigar Box Nation with no answers. Even a guy sells CBGs in Gatlinburg at the foot of the mountain didn’t know anything about it.
Now almost 2 years later I came across a Ukulele blog and behold, the Oliva cigar box uke was the header pic for the blog, along with a post that solved my mystery.
You can read about it here