Walk opens historical insight
April 20, 2011 at 9:04 a.m.
Ron Cooper gets his hiking staff ready Thursday to walk another section of the Trail of Tears, this one inside Pea Ridge National Military Park. Cooper, from Lawton, Okla., is nearing the end of his journey to hike the Trail of Tears from near Chattanooga, Tenn., to Tahlequah, Okla. Cooper began his quest Jan. 17 in Charleston, Tenn., and has walked 780 miles. Cooper plans to finish his walk Wednesday in Tahlequah.
Photo by Flip Putthoff
Walking along the lonelier parts of the trail, Ron Cooper feels that he’s not alone.3