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There are lots of terrific rail-trails stories in this issue. Here are some of the highlights.

Illinois' Gem in Little Egypt
Within the delta of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, the 45-mile Tunnel Hill State Trail is tree-lined and lush. This feature visits a part of the Midwest that has more than a hint of the South.
by John Greenfield

The Way We Were
George Pullman first added a kitchen to a rail car in 1867. In the following decades, fine dining became one of the signature luxuries of train travel.
by James D. Porterfield

Destination: Oregon
The small port city of Astoria, Oregon, is big on charm and heavy on the sea breeze. Add to its list of attractions the Astoria River Trail, which follows the city's waterfront past local restaurants, breweries, museums, and plenty of sea lions.
by Karl Wirsing

Jane Beshear: A Love for Horses and Trails
An enthusiastic champion of outdoor recreation in her state, the wife of Governor Steve Beshear knows trail development offers many benefits for Kentucky.
by Abby Laub

More Letters
From Hawaii to Florida, hear from RTC members across America.

Is That a Trail?
RTC President Keith Laughlin looks at expanding the definition of a "trail."

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A View From South Dakota
Jon Crane's world-renowned watercolors of the area around the George S. Mickelson Trail add another dimension to a visit to the fascinating Black Hills region of South Dakota.

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