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Shirt worn by Earl Shaffer while hiking the Appalachian Trail

Shirt worn by Earl Shaffer while hiking the Appalachian Trail

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Description (Brief)
Blue plaid, long sleeve flannel shirt with two breast pockets and blue buttons. This was worn by the donor, Earl Shaffer during his 1998 walk through of the Appalachian Trail at age 80. This was the first of three times Shaffer was said to have walked the entire length of the 2,180 miles of the Trail. He hiked thru again in 1965 and 1998. 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.
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Object Name
shirt, hiking
Shaffer, Earl
Taylor, David
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
overall: 52 cm x 79 cm; x 20 1/2 in x 31 1/8 in
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National Museum of American History
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