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Landmarks of DeKalb County, along with the National Park Service and the Alabama Trail of Tears Association, hosted the opening ceremony of the Benge Route of the Trail of Tears on June 23, 2012. The ceremony was held at the Cabin Site, Landmarks’ property at the end of 4th Street S. and Gault Ave. in Fort Payne, containing the old cabin foundation and chimney, which is now an officially certified historic site on the Trail of Tears Historic Trail.
Most of the people who attended the opening in Fort Payne drove the newly opened Benge Route to it’s end at Guntersville Lake in Marshall County where a reception was held at the State Lodge.
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