Title:

The Appalachian Trail: History, Humanity, and Ecology

Author(s):

Robert A. Browne

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The Appalachian Trail: History, Humanity, and Ecology

From the introduction...

The concept of a continuously marked trail along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains was first forwarded in 1921 by a Massachusetts native, Benton MacKay, in an article published in the Journal of the American Institute of Architects. At that time the footpath’s length from Georgia to Maine was envisioned as 1300 miles, but with scenic diversions and reroutes away from private land, the distance grew to more than 2000 miles....

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