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Learn local history while enjoying the outdoors


April 19, 2020

Marione Martin

Left: Beginning at The Castle memorial in front of Jesse Dunn building on the northeast corner of the campus, this historical walking trail loops among landmarks and ends near the starting point. Right: This bust of Abraham Lincoln is the ending point of the NWOSU Historical Walking Trail. It's located east of Herod Hall.

With the restrictions imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19, people are spending a lot more time at home. Meanwhile, warm spring weather and blossoming trees lure us outdoors.

Retired educator John Barton suggests a cure for "cabin fever." He recommends getting out into the fresh air and enjoying the Northwestern Historical Walking Trail. The trail was developed by the NWOSU Historical Preservation Task Force about five years ago.

With students finishing classes online, the campus is quiet and bursting with spring beauty. The trail leads to historical points all around the campus where...

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