Talk to link Appalachian Trail sites with Civil War

The author of Hiking through History, a hiker’s guide to Civil War and Underground Railroad sites along the present-day Appalachian Trail, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union Grotto.

Leanna Joyner, who has developed programs for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and hiked the trail’s entire 2,175 mile length, will discuss local historical controversies, including differing explanations for murders at Shelton Laurel, and show how sites along the trail offer insight into mountain communities’ experience of the Civil War.

Joyner’s Hiking through History is forthcoming from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

This talk is free and open to the public.  


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