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Retired teacher busy finding trails | Preston Citizen

Retired teacher busy finding trails

May 31, 2012


Citizen editor

Byron Knutsen of Preston, retired from teaching students the intricacies of math, physics and chemistry in 2000 and began mapping old historic trails for a way to keep him busy. He lived in Malad before moving here a few years ago. His bug for mapping trails started when he was asked to help document some old trails near Promontory Point in Box Elder County, Utah.

Promontory is most famous for joining of the Central and the Southern Pacific railroads for the first transcontinental railroad in the country. Golden Spike National Historic Site is the designated center for telling the history and the stories of the people who laid the rails.

Knutsen, and his wife, Ginny, moved to Preston a couple of years ago and has his sights set for exploring other trails to map. Finding some trails to document closer to home would really be ideal.

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