Morgantown resident Michael Black, pictured right, prepares to depart downtown Dayton on his bicycle as he begins his solo bike ride along the Trail of Tears Northern Route. Tom Morgan, president of the Friends of the Cherokee Removal Park-Blythes Ferry, is pictured with Black.
Friday, June 28, 2013Author: Gary Peavyhouse
(Last modified: 2013-06-28 16:13:20)
Source: The Herald-News
What started as a trip to the dump has put Michael Black on a solitary journey that will take him all the way to Oklahoma.
“About five months ago, I was going to the dump and I saw this sign that said ‘Trail of Tears,’” Black said. “I’ve had a lot of experience and encounters with the Native Americans and the Cherokees in California. I would go to some of their celebrations.”
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