SENATE REPORT 98-557, 98TH CONGRESS, 2D SESSION

1984

SENATE REPORT 98-557, 98TH CONGRESS, 2D SESSION

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"Daniel Boone Heritage Trail" 2: Letter from G. Ray Arnett, Assistant Secretary of the Interior to James A. McClure, Chairman, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U. S. Senate, 6/29/1984. <Public Law 94-527, approved on October 17, 1976, designated eight trail routes for study as potential components of the national Trails System, including the Daniel Boone Trail. With the cooperation of the States of Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, and with the cooperation of other Federal agencies, local governments, and private individuals and organizations, the National Park Service led the study and the preparation of the report to Congress. The report was submitted to Congress on November 22, 1983. The trail route was evaluated both as a potential national scenic trail and as a potential national historic trail. The study found that the route would qualify as a national scenic trail, but establishment as a component of the National Trails System would require extensive acquisition of private land for a right-of-way. The route evaluated as a potential scenic trail covered 450 miles, of which from 314 to 336 miles traversed private land. Coste estimates for land acquisition ranged from $35 million for a 500-foot-wide corridor to $70 million for a 1,000-foot-wide corridor. Annual operating costs were estimated to be $125,000. The report concluded that, because of these costs, it is neither feasible nor desirable to propose designation as a national scenic trail. In addition, evaluation of the trail route as a potential national historic trail led to the finding that, although the trail established by Daniel Boone was an important route of exploration and settlement in the 18th century, it was not an historic route of travel which had far-reaching effects of broad patterns of American culture. This finding led to the conclusion by the National Park System Advisory Board that the route did not meet the National Trails System Act criteria for national historic significance.> Thus he recommends: Congressional authorization for the Secretary of the Interior to accept donations of markers for placement on lands under his administration and other Federal lands, and the placement of markers in consultation with private interests and local and State governments. "Amending the National Trails System Act," SENATE REPORT 98-557, 98TH CONGRESS, 2D SESSION:5-7

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SENATE REPORT 98-557, 98TH CONGRESS, 2D SESSION

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"Daniel Boone Heritage Trail" 3: Statement of Wendell H. Ford, senator from Kentucky: "Amending the National Trails System Act," SENATE REPORT 98-557, 98TH CONGRESS, 2D SESSION:8-9

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