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Description:

From 1930-1952, the Appalachian Trail crossed the New River at Dixon's Ferry, just north of the mill town of Fries. Hikers going south would knock at the door of the Dixon family home and request a ride across the river. Those coming north would shout from the far bank, approximately 100 yards away.

Charlie Dixon (rear) or his wife would take them across in the ferry boat pictured here, a typical New River flat bottomed boat, for 5 cents. Charlie Dixon's father, William Oliver Dixon, is in the foreground. The men had been out placing set lines in the river when this picture was taken sometime in the 1940s.


Date:

1940s

Creator:

Unknown

Subject

Lost Appalachian Trail

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Paula Rakes

Rights

All rights reserved

Citation

Unknown, “Dixon's Ferry (1940s),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed July 16, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/914.

Geolocation

Dixons Ferry.jpg