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Jan 5, 2010
Lehigh Parkway Heritage Trail
On Sunday August 8, 1982, Ted Mellin, Senior Editor of Call Chronicle (The Morning Call), proudly wrote that Lehigh Parkway bridle path was designated Trail No. 689, a National Heritage Trail by the U.S. Department of Interior and the National Park Service. It was approved by the United States Congress and signed by the President of the United States March 28, 1982. Among the criterion which qualified the park and trail was the planning by General Trexler beginning in 1924. The area was developed and landscaped as a Parkway during the thirties as a W.P.A. project. J. Franklin Meehan of Philadelphia was the landscape architect for the project.
It should be an honor for any Park Director just to protect and maintain the nationally recognized treasures scattered throughout our diverse park system. Let us come together, at the Allentown Library on Wednesday January 13 at 7:00 p.m., and make sure our heritage is preserved, and not ignored at the expense of new fads and projects.