Francis Marion Trail plan to be presented


The public is invited to the presentation of the Francis Marion Trail Master Plan at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library.

The Jaeger Co. was selected last year to undertake the master plan. The plan is based on archaeological resource and existing and potential infrastructure, recommended trail sites and routes, as well as standards for facilities and interpretation.

The Francis Marion Trail project’s purpose is to identify, locate, interpret and develop sites relating to Gen. Francis Marion. This includes his campaigns in the Pee Dee, Midlands and Lowcountry. These sites will be used as a basis for the development of a heritage tourism trail in those areas.

The project was launched by a private group in 2003, and the concept was developed in 2004.

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