Appalachian Trail Histories


From 1930-1952, the route of the Appalachian Trail in Southern Virginia passed south from Roanoke and Salem, across Bent Mountain, and then back and…

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Over the decades, the gear hikers and backpackers use has evolved dramatically from heavy and uncomfortable to lightweight and increasingly…


Media coverage of the Appalachian Trail in various formats, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio, podcasts, websites, social media, and…


The individuals and groups responsible for building the Appalachian Trail in the 1920s and 1930s. Items include correspondence, texts, images, and…


The Appalachian Trail has many iconic locations...

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Maps of the Appalachian Trail and related geographies.


Photos of those displaced by the U.S. government's land acquisitions for the Appalachian Trail

Collection of items relevant to the town of Damascus, VA, as well as other items pertaining to the Appalachian Trail.

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy must interact with all of the fourteen states that the Appalachian Trail goes through. For this reason, situations…

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While the Appalachian Trail is safer than most American communities, crimes still occur along the Trail. These include theft, disorderly conduct,…

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Collection of items relating to hiker clothing

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Laws and other government documents related to the history of the Appalachian Trail.