continued Local officials and historians in neighboring towns are waiting on Fagerberg’s arrival to talk about his journey, so he can’t just stop moving. However, since the adventure can be costly – gas, motels and even time add up – Fagerberg has stopped to take some breaks, and will take a three-week break to head home to Kansas this week before finishing up the trail in September.
“It’s challenging … but the key is to see people step it up who are passionate about the trail and do something,” Fagerberg said.
Fagerberg said if the trail is designated a national historic site, it would boost tourism in those historic areas.
“There are a lot of advantages, but nobody’s really done anything with it, even when it’s right in front of them,” Fagerberg said.
For more information on the trail and monuments, visit www.nysm.nysed.gov/services/KnoxTrail/.