Jenny has passed away


Hello to all readers of Jenny’s blog. Tragically Jenny has passed away. She was following her passion, hiking in the Smoky Mountains, and evidently she had an accident. She was located in one of her favorite hiking areas, Porter’s Creek / Lester Prong.

There will be a memorial hike into this area sometime in the future, probably later in the summer. The hike will involve the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club and all of her hiking friends are invited.

This is written by her brother Peter Bennett of Bozeman Montana. I will be posting more information about Jenny and the memorial hike as the plans develop.

About Jenny

I am an off-trail hiker, a student of history, and author of "Transvaal Citizen," "Murder at the Jumpoff," and "The Twelve Streams of LeConte."
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10 Responses to Jenny has passed away

  1. Sean Munger says:

    This is terrible and sad news! My condolences to you and the rest of Jenny’s family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. I am so very sorry….please accept my condolences.
    I shall miss her ‘voice’ in the blogging world…

  3. Sean Munger says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    I was very sad to see this post today on the 1870 to 1918 blog. Jenny, the author of that blog, has unexpectedly passed away. This short article is a statement by her brother. I know all of us in the online history community join me in expressing our condolences to him, the rest of Jenny’s family and her friends, associates and everyone she touched.

    Jenny had a blog that was both historical and literary. Many of her recent posts have dealt with literature created by witnesses and survivors of the First World War, an event in which she was very interested. She has some very thought-provoking posts about WWI literature from Owen to Remarque to Jünger, filled with vivid images and heartbreaking testimonials about the most terrible of all wars. If you haven’t read some of these posts before, they’re absolutely worth spending some time with.

    Jenny, you and your insights will be missed. We thank you for all you contributed to our community. My prayers go out to Jenny’s family.

  4. How very sad, it is very kind of you to pass this news on to others.

  5. Gary Howell says:

    Greatest condolences. I will always miss her.

  6. roberthorvat says:

    My prayers go out to you and your family John. Jenny will be dearly missed.

  7. Pat_h says:

    Oh no, I am so sorry to learn of this.
    I stumbled on this Endless Streams and Forests when looking at a post on the Lincoln Highway. From that moment on I was hooked and I was very glad when this blog, featuring her writings on history, was started. I’ve been a steady reader since then and, even though I never met Jenny, I felt that I knew her to a degree and I was a steady reader of both blogs. I will very much miss her, and it pains me to think of her passing in this fashion. I wish the best to her brother who gave us notice, and I hope that she’s looking down on us all from truly endless streams and forests.
    I couldn’t be sorrier at her passing. My deepest condolences.

  8. Terrible news. I am so sorry. I have enjoyed Jenny’s work and have tremendous respect for her.

  9. Dominic says:

    This is awful, sad news. I am very sorry for your and your family’s loss. Jenny’s writings were a delight to read. She will be greatly missed.

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