Library of Congress Control Number
& AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
BIO022000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
HIS036120 HISTORY / United States / State & Local
Editing, Type and Design by Karen
Key words: Signal Mountain, Walden's
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women hikers, trail, women friendship, hiking stories, walking
stories, maps, watercolors, drawings, aphorisms, sayings, 99
year old, 100 year old, 101 year old, 101 year old woman, 100
year old woman, walking with friends, women friends
Jean Dolan is a treasure and an inspiration
to her friends, family, and everyone who sees her. Learning the
pleasures of outdoor activities through her father and Girl Scouts,
Jean has shared her love of nature with countless men and women.
She continues to enjoy life and make friends wherever she goes.
Born in Massachusetts on November 12, 1915,
ten year old Jean Blair became a Girl Scout soon after the organization
was founded in 1912. Jean is a Life Scout and became a devoted,
active supporter of the program as a girl, parent and leader.
Some fifty years later, she still maintains active contact with
members of a group of then young boys and girls who "scouted"
together camping, hiking, canoeing, and square-dancing in their
teens. They call themselves the Ancient Scouts of North Atlanta.
Jean met her husband, Don Dolan, when he
was leading a rock climbing group. Together they spent decades
camping, sailing, climbing, hiking, canoeing, skiing, and enjoying
the great outdoors together with their children Peter, Liz, David
Jean continues to sponsor conservation
efforts such as the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, the National
Park Service, and other worthwhile causes. An accomplished watercolor
artist and supporter of the arts and symphony in Chattanooga,
she is an active member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church and
lives in Signal Mountain, Tennessee.