Appalachian Trail Histories


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

Collection of items relating to hiker clothing

Dennis, Jim, George and Kevin, August 15 1979.jpg

Many plants can be found on the Appalachian Trail. Here are just a few examples.

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

Eastern Wilderness Act.pdf

Since the beginnings of the Appalachian Trail, the Appalachian Trail Conference, various trail clubs, individuals, the Civilian Conservation Corps,…

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Established December 26, 1935, the Park currently includes just under 125,000 square miles (79,000 acres) in western Virginia straddling the spine of…

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Documents and images related to the history of Corbin Hollow, Virginia, now part of Shenandoah National Park.


The Appalachian Trail was always intended to be a place for hikers to spend a few hours, a day, a few days, a week, a few weeks, or more out in the…

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A collection of historical sources related to Nicholson Hollow, in Madison County, Virginia.

Corbin Cabin 1960s.jpg