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Grandma Gatewood's Walk Lib/E: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

Grandma Gatewood's Walk Lib/E: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

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ISBN13: 9798200025657
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published: Dec 16 2014
Language: English
Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, sixty-seven-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. And in September 1955, atop Maine's Mount Katahdin, she sang the first verse of America, the Beautiful and proclaimed, I said I'll do it, and I've done it. Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person--man or woman--to walk it twice and three times. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance and very likely saved the trail from extinction.

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