Along the Appalachian Trail: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee (Images of America)
Leonard M. Adkins, The Appalachian Trail ConservancyISBN: 0738591033;
Predating the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and theBlue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail was established in the1920s. Yet even after volunteers had begun the pathway's construction,its southern terminus was still undetermined. The more than 200vintage photographs of Images of America: Along the AppalachianTrail: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee have been culled fromthe Appalachian Trail Conservancy, National Park Service, localtrail maintaining clubs, state archives, and historical societies. Theyillustrate the sweat, toil, and dedication that went into building thetrail over some of Eastern America's highest and most rugged terrain.Also chronicled are the people who lived along the trail's route, thosewho volunteered to physically build it or lobby for its creation, and themany relocations that have moved the pathway to optimal locations.