Appalachian Trail Histories

Chestnut soup is a tasty healthy way to enjoy chestnuts.

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An American Chestnut Tree prior to the chestnut blight of the 1920s.

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Historical Range of the American Chestnut Tree. The American Chestnut Tree once grew throughout the Appalachian region from the southern United States to New England.

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Vintage photo of man with American Chestnut Trees

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Shelton Family w large Chestnut, Tremont Falls TN c1920


Loggers standing in a grove American Chestnut Trees. The American Chestnut's rot resistant wood provided excellent lumber.


Transgenic American chestnut ‘Darling 54.’

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Historic picture of a large American chestnut tree.

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