Read an excerpt from our storytelling program, GRANDMA GATEWOOD: OHIO'S LEGENDARY HIKER by Bette Lou Higgins & Kelly Boyer Sagert.
Read Bette Lou Higgins'
book review of Ben
Montgomery's biography of Emma. Get a copy of his book, Grandma
Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian
Our "Trail Magic" trailer came in third place in the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's video contest! Thanks to all who voted!
Read Andreas A. Keller's article about Emma, "Inspired By A Trendsetter", in Warrenton Lifestyle (March, 2017).
Read Steve Forage's article, "Film On Appalachian Trail Walking Grandma Gets Closer To Completion" from The Elyria Chronicle Telegram, Friday, October 17, 2014.
Read about how our Grandma Gatewood Project came to be on the Appalachian History Blog.
Daughter, Lucy Seeds, writes about Christmas in the Gatewood Home.
Read a poem about Emma by her son Nelson.
Hear an interview about the project from the PBS program Mind, Body & Spirit TV with Karen Kawolics. (October, 2012)
Read about Mildred Norman Ryder Lamb AKA"Peace Pilgrim" First Woman Thru-Hiker Of The Appalachian Trail in this article by Linda Patton.
Spotlight on Kelly Boyer Sagert, "Author and Playwrite Guiding Others Toward Publication" -- Elyria Chronicle Telegram; April 19, 2013.
If you're interested in music and Ohio composers, check out Rick Sowash's CD "Music For The Appalachian Trail" Rick is an accomplished musician, composer AND storyteller with several books to his name. You can also hear an interview about the AT music and read his program notes. His book HEROES OF OHIO includes a story about Emma Gatewood! Read and listen to "Katahdin" -- his musical tribute to this endpoint of the AT.
Musicians Jeff & Paige have written a new song about Grandma Gatewood! Jeff & Paige are a husband-wife kids' musical duo based in Boulder, CO. Their songs and 5 albums are all science and nature-focused. "Mighty Wolf," their latest album, features a song about Grandma Gatewood and the Appalachian Trail. After first hearing about Grandma Gatewood from the parent of a pint-sized fan, they did some research and thought "What a great tale! This would make a fun kids' song." Jeff did a section hike of the AT through part of New Hampshire and all of Maine and creating the song was a fun way to relive his own wilderness journey. This acoustic song features lively fiddle and rhythmic bass guitar.
Read an article about our project in CBC Magazine.
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