Appalachian Trail Histories

It was noted that "negroes" began to appear in Shenandoah National Park in the late 1930's

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Shows the legal status in each state

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This is a photo of timber wolves. They used to live in the Appalachian area until they were removed/eliminated from the area in 1912.


Many salamander species are becoming endangered because of introducing nonnative species. The species that affects salamanders are wild hogs. They were introduced to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the 1920s. The wild hogs created harm to the wildlife and ate almost everything in sight including rare salamander species.


Debris damage after Hurricane Irene in a Virginia State Park


Benton MacKaye, who was first to propose the Appalachian Trail, poses for a photo along the Trail near Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on September 24, 1933.

Collection: Builders

Inside of the slate company mill operation with several workers. Monson slate is considered to be a fine quality because of the black color.


This is a newly developed wheelchair designed for rougher terrain. It has allowed many to take their chairs into nature without needing pavement, allowing more people to hike the AT as well.

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Leg braces have been designed to help those who are paralyzed be able to walk, increasing the opportunities for accessibility on the trail.


Harnessed dog with hiking pack


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Family with dog at Appalachian Trail Conservancy's visitor center