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Unknown Founders: Women Who Built the Appalachian Trail

Location: Gardners – Appalachian Trail Museum; 6:30pm

In coordination with the Appalachian Trail Museum.

While Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery are widely recognized as the “founding fathers” of the Appalachain Trail, the women who contributed to the Trail project are mostly unknown – until now. Three women – Jean Stephenson, Ruth Blackburn and Margaret Drummond – will join the ranks of MacKaye and Avery as A.T. “giants” who carried their vision and work forward to preserve the trail we all know and love today. Presentation by Gwen Loose, Vice-President of the Appalachian Trail Museum.