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Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail

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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, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. And in September 1955, having survived a rattlesnake strike, two hurricanes, and a run-in with gangsters, she stood atop Maine's Mount Katahdin. There 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. Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence, and interviewed surviving family members and those she met along her hike, all to answer the question so many asked: Why did she do it? The story of Grandma Gatewood will inspire readers of all ages by illustrating the full power of human spirit and determination. Even those who know of Gatewood don't know the full story--a story of triumph from pain, rebellion from brutality, hope from suffering."--www.Amazon.com.

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Clyde-Savannah Public Library 796.51 Montgomery (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52116300637783
Checked out
04/23/2019
Gorham Free Library B GATEWOOD (Text)
Adult Biography
52119300094070
Checked out
05/02/2019
Victor Farmington Library BIO GAT (Text)
Adult Biography
52128300633803
Checked out
05/07/2019
Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 796.51 MON (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52150300347010
Checked out
04/23/2019

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