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Thursday 27 April 2017

Emma ’Grandma’ Gatewood Day in Ohio

Emma Rowena Gatewood, better known as Grandma Gatewood (October 25, 1887–June 4, 1973), was an extreme hiker and ultra-light hiking pioneer who was the first woman to hike the 2,168-mile (3,489 km) Appalachian Trail from Mount Oglethorpe in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine solo, and in one season.
Ohio Revised Code - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Chapter 5: STATE INSIGNIA; SEALS; HOLIDAYS: 5.2284 Emma "Grandma" Gatewood Day.
The twenty-seventh day of April is designated as "Emma ’Grandma’ Gatewood Day," in honor of the legendary hiker who was a founder of the buckeye trail, which was declared the official hiking trail of the state on that day in 1967. (Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.159, HB 492, §1, eff. 3/22/2013)
Source: ohio.gov
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Quotes & Wishes - And she sang And she sang

Her chest full of crisp air and inspiration, her feet atop a forgettable mountain where the stars make you feel insignificant and important all at once.
And she sang.
( Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail)
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Quotes & Wishes - I get faster I get faster

I get faster as I get older.
Emma Gatewood
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Quotes & Wishes - I never would have started I never would have started

“If I’d been afraid," she said, "I never would have started out in the first place."
Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
Ben Montgomery
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Quotes & Wishes - Man’s best medicine Man’s best medicine

Hippocrates, the Greek physician, called walking “man’s best medicine” and prescribed walks to treat emotional problems, hallucinations, and digestive disorders.
( Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail)
Ben Montgomery
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Quotes & Wishes - Million heavenly things Million heavenly things

There were a million heavenly things to see and a million spectacular ways to die.
( Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail)
Ben Montgomery
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