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History buff soldiers on

Reenactor wants to see the Henry Knox Trail designated an historic trail

Dave Fagerberg, 64, of Kansas City, has been walking the 300-mile Col. Henry Knox Trail in Revolutionary War garb to promote the historic path.

Dave Fagerberg, 64, of Kansas City, has been walking the 300-mile Col. Henry Knox Trail in Revolutionary War garb to promote the historic path.

— 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/.

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