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Walking With Friends:
Some Signal Mountain Walks
Author Jean Blair Dolan with Karen Paul Stone
ISBN 978-1-935186-83-0
Publisher Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
Description 5" x 8" hardcover on 70# archival white paper; 126 pages; 94 illustrations; $19.95
Availability January 2017
Order from Karen Stone
Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
100 Clegg Street
Signal Mt., TN 37377
423-886-2721 888-222-8228
Personal notes of 101-year-old Jean Dolan featuring women friends who walked together weekly in the Signal Mountain, Tennessee, area between 1978 and 2017. Contains aphorisms, 35 watercolor maps and paintings by the author, 59 full color photographs, and some recollections by her fellow hikers.

Library of Congress Control Number 2017

BIO026000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
HIS036120 HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South

Editing, Type and Design by Karen Paul Stone

Key words: Signal Mountain, Walden's Ridge, Tennessee, hikes, hiking, walks, walking, women walkers, 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 and Anne.

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.


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