The Appalachian Trail was “routed” in 1937, but it was on this day in 1968 that Congress passed the National Trails System Act which ensured the preservation of the AT. (sometimes Congress does good things!) You can read about it here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26993048/
If you live in Kentucky, you can watch a program on our very own great and wonderful KET. More information here: http://www.ket.org/cgi-bin/tvschedules/series.pl?id=APLN
And of course, the Appalachian Trail Conservency website: http://www.appalachiantrail.org/
If anybody REALLY wants to celebrate, you can buy me this soap which makes me think of hippies and hiking (two things I love)!