Ladies’ Book Club

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Join the Ladies’ Book Club
On October 11th at 5:30pm

grandma-gatewoods-walkGrandma Gatewood’s Walk
By Ben Montgomery

Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appala-chian 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. 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 unprece-dented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bol-stered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction.

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