Head net worn by Earl Shaffer while hiking the length of the Appalachian Trail

Description (Brief):

Dark green, nylon and mesh net with elastic tie to secure under the chin. There are two round metal stays within the mesh to keep its shape while over the head and face. The top portion of the net is made of nylon. This was worn by the donor, Earl Shaffer, during his hike of the Appalachian Trail in 1965. This was the second of three times Shaffer was said to have walked the entire length of the 2,180 miles of the Trail. The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, traveling through fourteen states along the Appalachian mountain range from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the Trail’s northern end in Katahdin, Maine. The trail—completed in 1937 thanks to the cooperation of government agencies, private partners, and volunteers—continues to be sustained by public-private partnerships.

User: Shaffer, Earl V.

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: HikingLevel Of Sport: recreational


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Credit Line: Earl V. Shaffer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0189.06Accession Number: 1999.0189Catalog Number: 1999.0189.06

Object Name: head net

Physical Description: fabric, nylon (overall material)metal (overall material)elastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 55 cm x 33.5 cm; 21 5/8 in x 13 3/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-d2e1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1329009

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