Appalachian Trail Histories

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Hot Springs, North Carolina was officially designated a trail community on April 24, 2010 by the ATC. However, decades before that the town has been…


Visual references from different films taken on the trail.


From 1930-1952, the route of the Appalachian Trail in Southern Virginia passed south from Roanoke and Salem, across Bent Mountain, and then back and…

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Over the decades, the gear hikers and backpackers use has evolved dramatically from heavy and uncomfortable to lightweight and increasingly…

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Media coverage of the Appalachian Trail in various formats, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio, podcasts, websites, social media, and…

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The individuals and groups responsible for building the Appalachian Trail in the 1920s and 1930s. Items include correspondence, texts, images, and…

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The Appalachian Trail has many iconic locations...

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Maps of the Appalachian Trail and related geographies.

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Photos of those displaced by the U.S. government's land acquisitions for the Appalachian Trail


Collection of items relevant to the town of Damascus, VA, as well as other items pertaining to the Appalachian Trail.

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