Pants worn by Earl Shaffer while hiking the Appalachian Trail

Pants worn by Earl Shaffer while hiking the Appalachian Trail

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Description (Brief)
Pair of blue cotton work pants with a zipper fly and hook and eye closure. These were worn by the donor, Earl Shaffer during his 1998 walk through of the Appalachian Trail at age 80. This was the last of three times Shaffer walked the entire length of the 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail, his first walk was in 1948 and his second was in 1965. 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.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
Pants
pants, hiking
user
Shaffer, Earl
maker
Dickies
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 92.5 cm x 48.5 cm; 36 7/16 in x 19 1/8 in
ID Number
2002.0195.02
accession number
2002.0195
catalog number
2002.0195.02
subject
Sports
Hiking
recreational
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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