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[at-l] 75 years ago today . . .
About this time in 1925, a bunch of pipe-puffing outdoorsy types were getting together in a Washington hotel to try to figure out how to turn Benton MacKaye's screwball idea for a long hiking trail along the Appalachians into a real path. At the time, they figured it would run from Mt. Washington to Cohutta Mountain in Georgia. They needed a name, and came up with "Appalachian Trail Conference." Happy 75th, ATC!
aka Robert Rubin
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