WOMEN OF THE LONG TRAIL: OUR 2016 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENT

Another standing room only women’s history month event, this time at the Green Mountain Club!  The pairing of Reidun Nuquist’s archival photos and stories brought to life the lives of women who hiked, built and now maintain the Long Trail.  Very special thanks Vermont Historical Society, our history month event collaborative partner for many years, and to Vermont Public Radio, for offering a corresponding themed commentary series for history month for many years - links to the history month commentaries:

Reidun Nuquist: Women of The Green Mt. Club for Women's History Month

Cara Clifford Nelson: Catherine Robbins Clifford for Women's History Month

Jeanie McIntyre: Sylvia Appleton for Women's History Month

Cyndy Bittinger: Caroline Crane Marsh for Women's History Month

Kathryn Stearns: Mary Lincoln Beckwith for Women's History Month

 

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Photo: From September 1927. Taken by Will D. Chandler of St. Albans. 3 Musketeers Hikers: Catherine Robbins, Hilda M. Kurth, and Kathleen Norris. Courtesy: VHS.

Kathleen Norris, Catherine Robbins and Hilda M. Kurth, also known as “The Three Musketeers” were the first women to hike the Long Trail end-to-end in 1927.  They became a national sensation and the most famous of many who have completed the country’s oldest long-distance footpath.  "Women of the Long Trail" was FREE thanks to co-sponsors Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Denis, Ricker & Brown, and Vermont Mutual Insurance, and made extra special by a donation of ice cream from Ben and Jerry's.  Read more about this event:
…from Vermont Historical Society
…from Green Mountain Club
…from Vermont Commission on Women
…from Seven Days