Dick Anderson meets Joe Brennan at Portland, Maine, USA event

August 1, 2013


Former Maine Governor, Joe Brennan with Dick Anderson


Dick Anderson recently got a chance to bring his old friend, and former Maine Governor, Joe Brennan, up to date on the progress of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT).


Brennan was the public proposer of the IAT at a Portland press conference on Earth Day, 1994. He was assisted on that day by Don Hudson and Dick, who both participated in the news conference.


The former governor was very impressed by the way his idea of “thinking beyond borders” has been widely accepted. He congratulated Dick and Don, and the many volunteers in the 20 countries through which the IAT now passes, for the great work done to implement the original vision proposed in 1994.

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