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The Resource Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery, (electronic resource)

Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery, (electronic resource)

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Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail
Title
Grandma Gatewood's walk
Title remainder
the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail
Statement of responsibility
Ben Montgomery
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Emma Gatewood was 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 and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and 60s. She appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. 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 Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. He also unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail. The inspiring story of Emma Gatewood illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Montgomery, Ben
Dewey number
  • 796.51092
  • B
  • CD-
  • SPOKEN
  • 796.51092
  • MON
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Gatewood, Emma Rowena Caldwell
  • Hikers
  • Women conservationists
  • Appalachian Trail
Target audience
adult
Label
Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11333957
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613747216
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11333957
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11333957
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11333957
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613747216
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11333957
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11333957
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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