Brian Hager & Dennis Garret | North Country Trail Town
On episode 12 of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast, we talk with Brian Hager and Dennis Garrett of the Wampum Chapter of the North Country Trail Association, which maintains and manages the section of the NCT that passes through northern Beaver County and Darlington, Pa–one of the best known and friendliest “trail towns” anywhere along the NCT.
This episode was recorded April 13, 2019 in Darlington, Pa. Host: Kevin Farkas. Guest: Brian Hager, Dennis Bennett. Audiography: Kevin Farkas, Dave Holoweiko. Music (available on SoundCloud.com): Michael Musco (“Plucky Sky”), Soundmarche (“Slide Ride”), Travis Nobles (“Morning Forest Bloom”). Other sounds (available at Bensound.com): “Memories.” Other sounds (available on Facebook): Wampum PA Chapter North Country Trail Association (“Hike for Parkinson's”). Other sounds (available on Youtube): wikipedia tts (“North Country National Scenic Trail Wikipedia audio article”), North Country Trail (“An Introduction to the North Country National Scenic Trail”), Lakeland PBS (“Reroute Project Continues On Section Of North Country Trail”).©Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast/The Social Voice Project, Inc. All rights reserved.
Kevin Farkas is the founder and executive producer of The Social Voice Project, an innovative public interest media company specializing in public history and museum media production. He is the producer of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast, as well as many other podcasts related to local history found on the Social Voice Podcast Network.
Dennis Garret is the current president of the Wampum Chapter. Brian Hager is the vice president. The Wampum Chapter of the North Country Trail Association is based in Beaver and Lawrence counties of western Pennsylvania and is responsible for building, maintaining, and promoting the North Country Trail from Alpha Pass at McConnell’s Mill State Park to the PA/OH state line. The chapter currently has twenty-nine miles of off-road hiking trail and eleven miles of temporary connector road walk.
Darlington – Trail TownDarlington is a small, historically-minded town of 300 residents, located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, forty miles northwest of Pittsburgh, and 120 miles southeast of Cleveland, OH.
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