Grandma Gatewood's Walk

The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
eAudio - unabridged
(7.90 hours)
Product Number: OB22631
Released: 16 Dec, 2014
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781494527938
Narrator(s): Patrick Lawlor
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
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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.

Author(s): Ben Montgomery
Imprint: Tantor Audio
Original Publish Date: 16 Dec, 2014


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Grandma Gatewood's Walk
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Product Number:DD15747
Product Number:OB22631

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