“Hiking through History” Talk to Link Appalachian Trail Sites with Murders at Shelton Laurel and other Civil War Incidents
Wed, 11/02/2011 - 4:37pm
Leanna Joyner, author of “Hiking through History,” will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union Grotto.
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,” a hiker’s guide to Civil War and Underground Railroad sites along the present-day Appalachian Trail, is forthcoming from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
This talk is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, please visit history.unca.edu or call 828.251.6415.