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Appalachian Trail: The Connecticut Trail System
1934
Publisher:Published by Connecticut Forest and Park Association , American, founded 1895
Lithography; black printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 27 x 13 1/4in. (68.6 x 33.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 28 1/8 x 14 1/4in. (71.4 x 36.2cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The idea for the Appalachian Trail, a long-distance hiking trail running from Maine to Georgia, originated in 1922. The Connecticut Forest and Park Association embraced the plan with enthusiasm, and the Connecticut portion of the trail through the scenic northwest part of the state was one of the first to be completed. Ned Anderson, a farmer living in Sherman, Connecticut, was responsible for mapping and blazing this portion of the trail between 1929 and 1933. This map, issued in 1934, shows the trail immediately after it was first completed.
Description: Trail map of the Appalachian and the Mattatuck Trails as they run through Connecticut, from Indian Rocks at the border of New York to Bear Mountain at the border of Massachusetts. Along the routes are circled numbers that mark trail or road junctions, as well as circled "S"es that denote the locations of springs. Other, smaller trails are also included and labeled, as are mountains and their height in feet. The Berkshire Division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad runs north-south across the map, and the Southern New England Railroad runs east-west.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1 inch equals 1 mile
Inscription: Recto, center bottom, printed in black ink: "APPALACHIAN TRAIL / THE CONNECTICUT TRAIL SYSTEM / SCALE 1" = 1 MILE / THE CONNECTICUT FOREST AND PARK ASSOCIATION" Bottom left, printed in black ink: "MAY 10, 1934" Bottom right, printed in black ink: "R.A. Wheeler, C.E." Verso, left side, printed in black ink: "REMEMBER / This trail is largely on private / land and used only by the / courtesy of the owner, whose / rights must be respected. / START NO FIRES / INJURE NO VEGETATION / LEAVE NO RUBBISH" Left side, printed in black ink: "THE / CONNECTICUT / TRAIL SYSTEM / "Follow the Blue Blazes / Appalachian Trail / [rectangular logo of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association] / Connecticut Forest and Park Association / 215 Church Street, New Haven, Connecticut / Publication No. 19 M / PRICE, 25 CENTS"
Object Number: 2012.312.52
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