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Description:

Long distance hiker Cherie Cummings photographed outside ATC headquarters in Harpers Ferry, WV, July 17, 1979.

The tradition of taking hiker photographs at ATC headquarters began in 1979. Staff member Jean Cashin ("Trail Mom") used a Polaroid camera to record passing long distance hikers at the sign by the front door. Over time, the practice became a standard procedure, and a numbering system was developed that serves as an informal registration system for these hikers.

Collection:

Hikers


Date:

07/17/1979

Creator:

Jean Cashin

Subject

Hikers

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Color photograph

Source:

http://www.athikerpictures.org/

Rights

All rights reserved

Citation

Jean Cashin, “Thru Hiker (1979),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed November 16, 2018, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/465.

Geolocation

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