[at-l] Women's Hall of Fame to honor messenger of peace | Shore News Today
lpatton at fsu.edu
Wed Mar 10 23:28:15 CST 2010
> This article says that this woman, Mildred Norman, trial name Peace
> Pilgrim, was the first woman to hike the AT alone in one season.
> This isn't accurate, is it? ...
Accurate EXCEPT it actually says, "It was in 1952 that Peace
Pilgrim became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian
Trail in one season." It doesn't say "alone" and she was not
alone...she hiked with a man who was not her husband and
that was not widely advertised because at that time that was
really frowned on. So she was actually the 1st woman but
not a *solo* woman like Grandma Gatewood, who has ended
up with all the attention.
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