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Description:

Hikers on the old route of the Appalachian Trail crossed the Dan River at the bottom of the Dan River Gorge, either just after descending the Pinnacles (if hiking northbound) or just before ascending the Pinnacles (if hiking southbound). This photograph from 1932 shows the river crossing as it was in the original version the trail. The creation of two dams in the Gorge required the trail's overseers to relocate the river crossing to avoid the inundation created by the dams.


Date:

1932

Creator:

Myron Avery

Subject

Lost Appalachian Trail

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Myron Avery Scrapbooks. Appalachian Trail Conservancy Archives. Used with permission,

Rights

All rights reserved

Citation

Myron Avery, “Where the AT Crosses the Dan (1932),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed April 1, 2020, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/949.

Geolocation

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