Appalachian Trail Histories

It was industrial labor of this type that Appalachian Trail founder Benton MacKaye saw as so damaging to the health and well-being of Americans. He hoped that his trail project would give workers like these men and boys at a glass works in 1909, the opportunity to spend a little time in nature, where they might heal some of the damage inflicted on them by the hazards of their work.

Collection: Builders


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