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Trail of Tears Memorial Walk set for Oct. 5

Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 2:00 pm

The Cherokee Historical Association will host the seventh annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5. The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Cherokee Historical Association building, continue on the Cherokee River Loop Trail and then on Drama Road before ending at Oconaluftee Indian Village.

“Join us as we honor those forced into exile along the infamous and tragic Trail of Tears,” an event organizer said. “This year is the 175th anniversary of the removal, and we will have a special exhibit at the Village to honor the event.”

Registration is $10 through Oct. 5 and free for walkers 12 and under.

Registration is now open, and registration forms are available in the main office of the Cherokee Historical Association or by calling 497-2111.

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