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Description:

The original southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail was at the summit of Mount Oglethorpe in Georgia. Shortly after the decision was made to extend the Trail to this mountaintop, a monument was constructed at the terminus in memory of Jame Oglethorpe, the founder of the Georgia colony. Dedicated in 1930, the monument was moved about 20 miles to the northeast to the town of Jasper, Georgia in 1958 after the terminus of the Trail was moved to Springer Mountain in order to avoid the encroachment of several large chicken farms on the Trail.

This photograph was taken by Japanese-American George Masa (1881-1933), one of America's most important outdoor photographers. Masa Knob in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is named for him.

Collection:

Iconic Locations


Date:

c. 1930

Creator:

George Masa (1881-1933)

Subject

Iconic Locations

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Western Carolina University Hunter Library

Rights

Copyright Western Carolina University Hunter Library. All rights reserved.

Citation

George Masa (1881-1933), “Mount Oglethorpe Monument,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed November 16, 2018, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/461.

Geolocation

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