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On 75th anniversary, Appalachian Trail doing better with age
In 1923, volunteers with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference built the first section of the AT about 45 miles north of New York City, and in 1925 the Appalachian Trail Conference — now called the Appalachian Trail Conservancy — was formed to coordinate the volunteer effort that served as the backbone for completing and maintaining the long-distance footpath.
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