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Monday, July 23, 2007

On This Date in History

MononOn July 23, 1987 the Hoosier Rails to Trails Council was incorporated as a not-for-profit Indiana organization dedicated to promoting the concept of converting abandoned railways within the state into linear parks, starting with the Monon in Marion County.

In 1999, the primary goal of the organization was realized when the City of Indianapolis opened the first stretch of the Monon Greenway, popularly known as the Monon Trail. The City of Carmel followed suit in 2001; future plans call for the Town of Westfield to extend the trail toward Sheridan.

During the past 20 years, several other rail-trails have been developed elsewhere in the state. Happy birthday, HRTC!

Photo courtesy of Douglass C. Smith.
M. Zane Grey, 11:14 AM