Cash Trail Open in Fol­som

Lonely Planet Magazine (US) - - Globetrotter -

A 2.5-mile trail hon­or­ing late coun­try mu­sic leg­end Johnny Cash has opened in Fol­som, Cal­i­for­nia, al­low­ing cy­clists, run­ners and walk­ers to con­ve­niently ac­cess the city’s his­toric district and the ex­ten­sive Amer­i­can River Park­way trail. The first sec­tion of the trail opened in 2014, along with the

Johnny Cash Bridge that spans

Fol­som Lake Cross­ing Road. The de­sign of the bridge was based on the look of Fol­som Prison’s East Gate guard tower, where a fa­mous pho­to­graph of Cash, who penned the 1950s coun­try clas­sic “Fol­som Prison Blues,” was taken be­fore one of his con­certs. The Johnny Cash Trail is set to host a pub­lic art ex­pe­ri­ence be­gin­ning this year, with eight large pub­lic pieces due to be in­stalled along the route. Cash has be­come syn­ony­mous with Fol­som, hav­ing fa­mously per­formed “Fol­som Prison Blues” at the site in 1968 dur­ing a live con­cert record­ing. The Fol­som Arts As­so­ci­a­tion is ac­cept­ing con­tri­bu­tions in or­der to com­plete the park and art in­stal­la­tions.

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