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Johnny Cash Trail Draws Hundreds, Gets International Attention

Posted on: October 8, 2014

 

Rendering of the 40 foot tall statue of Johnny Cash title 'The Man in Black' to be installed at a future date

Rendering of the 40 foot tall statue of Johnny Cash title ‘The Man in Black’ to be installed at a future date

The man in black would be proud.

Hundreds of people turned out Saturday October 4th for the dedication of the new Johnny Cash Trail and over crossing.

Singer Roseanne Cash, Johnny’s daughter, was on hand to accept a key to the city and thanked everyone for honoring her father. She said he would be humbled by it.

Singer Roseanne Cash and MyFolsom's Steve Heard at dedication ceremony

Singer Roseanne Cash and MyFolsom’s Steve Heard at dedication ceremony

The City of Folsom, Johnny Cash and Folsom Prison have been inextricably linked, ever since Johnny recorded the song ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ in 1956, and later, when he recorded the aptly titled live album ‘At Folsom Prison’ in 1968.

The new trail is part of the 40 mile Folsom bike trail system, and the over crossing provides a safe way for cyclists and pedestrians to cross Folsom Lake crossing without being exposed to motor vehicle traffic.

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Filed under: City of Folsom, Folsom, music

Johnny Cash Trail and Over Crossing Dedication Ceremony This Weekend

Posted on: October 2, 2014

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The ribbon cutting for the Johnny Cash Trailand Bike/Pedestrian Over Crossing Project happens this Saturday October 4 from 9am to noon.

The ceremony will take place on the the west side of the Johnny Cash Trail Overcrossing (near the northwest corner of E. Natoma Street and Folsom Lake Crossing Road). Cycling/walking to the event is strongly encouraged as vehicle parking is limited to surrounding neighborhood streets (where allowed). A secured bike valet parking area is available at the event.

Note: the Johnny Cash Trail Over crossing will be closed until the end of the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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