Title

Shaw's Boarding House in Monson is a 30-year-old landmark on the Appalachian Tra

Authors

Sally Schumaier

Source

Salt

Date

Summer 6-2002

Pages

24-39

Abstract

Shaw's Boarding House in Monson is a 30-year-old landmark on the Appalachian Trail (AT) run by Keith and Pat Shaw and their son, Keith Jr., 21, who is in the process of taking over for his father, who is 72. The Shaws, both previously married, first met at Keith's 47th birthday party. Keith Shaw Sr. has heart and lung problems but continues to be the face of the operation. The way station began with the Shaw's hospitality to one hiker. Within a month, they were accommodating 20 hikers a night and have now housed over 34,000 hikers. In 1988, they appeared in National Geographic as the featured stop on the AT. Their's is the last stop before the Hundred Mile Wilderness between Monson and Mount Katahdin, the end of the trail.

Subjects

Appalachian Trail, Hiking, Shaw's Boarding House Monmouth, Shaw, Keith Jr, Shaw, Keith Sr, Shaw, Pat

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