Along Virginia's Appalachian Trail (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

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The Appalachian Trail was proposed by Benton MacKaye in 1921. Approximately one-fourth of the Georgia-to-Maine pathway passes through Virginia, going across some of the state's best mountain scenery and affording access to small-town life. The trail was, and still is, primarily built, maintained, and overseen by volunteers. Selected from the archives of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the National Park Service, and local Appalachian Trail maintenance clubs, the approximately 200 photographs in Images of America: Along Virginia's Appalachian Trail provide a look at life in the mountains before and during the trail's creation, how it developed, who its early champions were, the many relocations the trail has experienced, and the volunteers who have constructed and maintained it.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780738566306
ISBN-10: 0738566306
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: December 7th, 2009
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)