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Backpack used by Earl Shaffer while hiking the length of the Appalachian Trail

Backpack used by Earl Shaffer while hiking the length of the Appalachian Trail

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Description (Brief)
Green backpack with two (2) green straps with metal buckles and a metal back support. This was used by the donor, Earl Shaffer during his hike of the length of the Appalachian Trail in 1965. This was the second of three times Shaffer 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Backpack
backpack, hiking
Date made
1948
user
Shaffer, Earl V.
Physical Description
fabric, canvas (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.5 cm x 46 cm x 54.5 cm; 8 1/16 in x 18 1/8 in x 21 7/16 in
ID Number
1999.0189.01
accession number
1999.0189
catalog number
1999.0189.01
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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