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Macon Movietime: “Trail Magic: the Grandma Gatewood Story”

Documentary, “Trail Magic: the Grandma Gatewood Story”
Emma Gatewood was born in 1887 in Gallia County Ohio. At 19 she married Perry Clayton Gatewood, a teacher. After 32 years of spouse abuse & raising 11 children, she decided she needed another challenge. When she read about the Appalachian Trail in National Geographic she discovered that no woman had hiked the entire trail alone so she decided to BE that woman. Her story raised the veil on cultural barriers including age and sex discrimination. 50 min.

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2017 Walking with Spring March & April programs- the Macon County Public Library is an Appalachian Trail Community Supporter. Since Franklin’s designation in March 2010 as an A.T. Community, MCPL has helped build public awareness about the significant resources and economic opportunities the Appalachian National Scenic Trail brings to Franklin as an A.T. Community.

The library’s “Walking with Spring"  series of movies and programs in partnership with the Nantahala Hiking Club and the Franklin Appalachian Trail Community corresponds with thru-hiker season in Franklin and highlights the A.T., its hikers, and other outdoor activities and environmental issues.

All programs are free and open to the general public. Programs are in the library Meeting Room unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:00pm