Appalachian Trail Histories


Sources for More Info

The National Park Service website offers the following resources:

More about the role Miriam Sizer played at

More on displaced residents of Shenandoah at

More about the archaeological finds at

The following books provide a closer look at this topic:

  • Hollow Folk, Mandel Sherman and Thomas R. Henry, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company (1933)
  • Managing the Mountains: Land use planning, the New Deal and the creation of a federal landscape in Appalachia, Sara Gregg, New Haven and London: Yale University Press (2010)
  • Shenandoah Heritage, Carolyn and Jack Reeder, D.C.: Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (1978)
  • Tangled Roots: The Appalachian Trail and American environmental politics, Sarah Mittlefehldt, Seattle and London: University of Washington Press (2013)

Articles of interest:

  • "Mountaineers Not Backward, Survey Shows," The Washington Herald, Jan 11, 1937
  • "Neglected Infections of Poverty in the United States of America," Peter J. Hotez, published in The Causes and Impacts of Neglected Tropical and Zoonotic Diseases: Opportunities for Integrated Intervention Strategies, Institute of Medicine Forum on Microbial Threats, 2011
  • "Shenandoah Resettlements," Gene Wilhelm, Jr., published in Pioneer America, vol. 14/1, March 1982
  • "A Virginia Mountain School", Miriam Sizer, published in Childhood Education, vol. 8/5, Jan 1932