Benton MacKaye's proposed map for the Appalachian Trail (1925)
Map of the proposed Appalachian Trail, hand-drawn by Benton MacKaye for the first meeting of the Appalachian Trail Conference, March, 1925. Although this map became the blueprint for the Trail, the final terminus for the path ended up being Springer Mountain, not the Cohutta Mountains of North Georgia as he proposed in this map.
SubjectBuilding the Appalachian Trail
MacKaye Family Papers, Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College.
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Benton MacKaye, “Benton MacKaye's proposed map for the Appalachian Trail (1925),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed June 1, 2023, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/54.