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A transcript of the hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Roads, October 24, 1945, on a bill proposed by Congressman Daniel K. Hoch (Pennsylvania) to establish a "national system of foot trails." Hoch's proposal was made as an amendment to the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1944. The transcript includes the text of the amendment, as well as statements by Hoch, Myron Avery of the Appalachian Trail Conference, L. F. Schmeckbier of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, as well as others in favor or or opposed to Hoch's amendment. The amendment, which failed to clear the committee, would have provided $50,000 per year for the acquisition of land or easements for up to 10,000 miles of foot trails in the United States.

Collection:

Legislation


Date:

10/24/1945

Creator:

None recorded.

Subject

National Trails Act

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

None recorded.

Source:

U.S. House of Representatives

Rights

None recorded.

Citation

“Hearings Before the Committee on Roads. House of Representatives. Seventy-Ninth Congress. First Session. On H.R. 2142 (October 24, 1945),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed May 25, 2020, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/79.
HR 2142 1945.pdf