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Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail / Ben Montgomery.

Montgomery, Ben. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781613734995
  • ISBN: 1613734999
  • Physical Description: 277 pages : paperback, illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-270) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Pick up your feet -- Go home, Grandma -- Rhododendron and rattlesnakes -- Wild dogs -- How'd you get in here? -- Our fight -- Lady Tramp -- Attention -- Good hard life -- Storm -- Shelter -- I'll get there -- Destruction -- So much behind -- All by myself -- Return to Rainbow Lake -- Aloneless more complete than ever -- Again -- Pioneer woman -- Blazing -- Monuments -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"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 from Harlem, 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."-- From publisher's description.
Subject: Gatewood, Emma Rowena Caldwell, 1887-1973.
Hikers > Appalachian Trail > Biography.
Women conservationists > Appalachian Trail > Biography.
Appalachian Trail > History.

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