Raymond H. Torrey
American environmentalistDied when: 58 years 0 days (696 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
Raymond Hezekiah Torrey (July 15, 1880 – July 15, 1938) was the author of weekly columns, Outings and The Long Brown Path in the New York Evening Post in the 1920s and 1930s.
The column played a major role in the development of the 2,100-mile (3,400 km) Appalachian Trail, the Long Path and the popularity of hiking generally.
He was a founding member of the New York–New Jersey Trail Conference and one of the authors of the first edition of the New York Walk Book.
He had extensive scientific knowledge, writing about everything from the short-billed marsh wren to marine fossils and lichens; he could identify over 700 plants.
He was secretary of the , and also secretary of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society.
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