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This article in the Bulletin of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (Volume 22, no. 4, 1953) describes the first trip to Corbin Cabin by a PATC work crew to begin the process of renovating the structure which had stood empty since 1938 when George Corbin was forced to move out.

Corbin, the builder of the home and its only resident,  came to visit the work crew while they were there to describe his life in upper Nicholson Hollow and to provide some history of the cabin. He was 65 years old at the time.

The work on the cabin was made easier by the crew's ability to drive a jeep down what is now the Nicholson Hollow Trail to bring supplies to the work site. That trail is now impassable to vehicles. In the summer of 2017, a National Park Service historic preservation crew replaced the roof on the cabin and had to fly the roofing materials in by helicopter.


Date:

1953

Creator:

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

Subject

Corbin Cabin

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

None recorded.

Source:

Bulletin of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, 22/4 (1953): 123-24.

Rights

None recorded.

Citation

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, “Corbin Cabin Work Trip (1953),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed July 14, 2020, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/93.
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