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Forest Service still planning to fix Trail of Tears damage


August 18, 2019

COKER CREEK, Tenn. (AP) — Damage to a Monroe County section of the Trail of Tears done five years ago by the U.S. Forest Service has never been repaired, but the agency says it will be.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the Forest Service previously admitted building as many as 35 earthen berms and pits in the trail to discourage off-road vehicles, later calling the destruction a "terrible error." On Wednesday, a reporter visiting the site found portions of the trail overgrown and impassable.

An email to the paper from spokeswoman Stephanie Johnson said the agency is working to fin...

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