An Appalachian Trail: A Project in Regional Planning

  title={An Appalachian Trail: A Project in Regional Planning},
  author={Garrett Dash Nelson},
  journal={Places Journal},
Something has been going on these past few strenuous years which, in the din of war and general upheaval, has been somewhat lost from the public mind. It is the slow quiet development of the recreational camp. It is something neither urban nor rural. It escapes the hecticness of the one, and the loneliness of the other. And it escapes also the common curse of both the high powered tension of the economic scramble. All communities face an "economic" problem, but in different ways. The camp faces… 
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  • Harper
  • Education
    Journal of Appalachian Studies
  • 2019
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