Franklin man inducted to A.T. Hall of Fame

out rufusmorganFranklin has a hall-of-famer following the induction of Rev. Rufus Morgan into the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame earlier this month. 

Morgan started a 43-year career in constructing and maintaining the trail in 1940, founding the Nantahala Hiking Club in 1968. Before the official club launched, Morgan was known as a one-man hiking club, clearing and tending his 55-mile portion of the A.T. and supporting the Appalachian Trail Conference, now known as the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. In 1965, the ATC named him an honorary life member in recognition of his 29 years of service on the ATC Board of Managers, and the Rufus Morgan Shelter on the A.T. in North Carolina was completed in his honor.

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