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Encyclopedia > Myron Avery

12.27.188.160 04:46, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Myron H. Avery (1899-1952) was a protégé of Judge Arthur Perkins, collaborator and sometimes rival of Benton MacKaye, the first 2000 Miler of the Appalachian Trail, author (Katahdin Section of the Appalachian Trail, Guide to Paths in the Blue Ridge, In the Maine Woods, etc.) and "the man from Maine who built the Appalachian Trail." He was also a native of Lubec,Maine, and graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Law School. President of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club from 1927 to 1941. Founder on the Maine Appalachian Trail Club in 1935 and the MATC's Supervisor of Trails until 1949. Chairman of the Appalachian Trail Conference from 1931 to his death in 1952. After his passing, a mountaintop on the Appalachian Trail in Maine was in 1953 renamed "Avery Peak" in his honor. A lean-to was built below the summit of Avery Peak and named for him in 1953, but is now no longer standing. 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Benton MacKaye (1879-1975), American forester, planner, and conservationist. ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A.T., is a 2,174-mile (3,500-km)[2] marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. ... Mount Katahdin is the highest mountain in Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A.T., is a 2,174-mile (3,500-km)[2] marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. ... Lubec is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Bowdoin College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1794, located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ... Harvard Law School (HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, or (PATC), is a volunteer organization that works to maintain hiking trails in the Washington D.C. area. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... The Appalachian Trail Conference (ATC) (formerly Appalachian Trail Conference) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A.T., is a 2,174-mile (3,500-km)[2] marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... A lean-to is term used for two similar, yet different objects. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


"To those who would see the Maine wilderness, tramp day by day through a succession of ever delightful forest, past lake and stream, and over mountains, we would say: Follow the Appalachian Trail across Maine. It cannot be followed on horse or awheel. Remote for detachment, narrow for chosen company, winding for leisure, lonely for contemplation, it beckons not merely north and south but upward to the body, mind and soul of man." - Myron Avery, In the Maine Woods, 1934


External links

  • Appalachian Trail Conservancy (formerly Conference)
  • Appalachian Trail Conservancy - History section
  • Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
  • Maine Appalachian Trail Club

Sources

  • Trail Years: A History of the Appalachian Trail Conference, by Brian B. King, Robert A. Rubin, and Judith A. Jenner
  • Appalachian Trail Names, David Lillard
  • Benton MacKaye, Conservationist, Planner, and Creator of the Appalachian Trail, Larry Anderson
  • Katahdin Section, Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Maine, 7th Edition, Myron Avery, Helon Taylor, and Jean Stephenson

 
 

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