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History of Gear Series: Dr. Rachel Gross - “From Buckskin to Gore-Tex” | Highlander Podcast

May 26, 2020

Dr. Rachel Gross, professor of history and gear historian, shares her insights on the history of the outdoor industry from the buckskin era to modern day. Dr. Gross brings a unique perspective looking at the outdoor industry within the larger context of historic events.

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