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Description:

Arthur Perkins was the first chairman of the Appalachian Trail Conference. Perkins, a judge from Hartford, Connecticut, was an avid outdoorsman and member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. After assuming the chairmanship of the ATC, Perkins recruited a young attorney named Myron Avery to the Appalachian Trail project. Avery went on to become the second ATC chairman and was the man most responsible for the completion of the AT in 1937. Perkins was instrumental in turning the ATC into an organizing force for the building of the Trail and often served as a mediator between various individuals and organizations that had differing visions of how the project should proceed.

Collection:

Builders


Date:

1927

Creator:

Unknown

Subject

Builders

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Archives

Rights

All rights reserved.

Citation

Unknown, “Judge Arthur Perkins (1927),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed July 18, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/640.
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