The Tanglefoot Trail will one day stretch more than 40 miles along the former Mississippi-Tennessee Railroad built by William Faulkner's great-grandfather, Colonel William C. Faulkner, in 1872. The name Tanglefoot comes from the narrow gauge engine of the same name used during construction of the railroad.
The 10-foot-wide paved path for walkers, bicyclists and horseback riders will pass through 3 counties in rural northeastern Mississippi (Chickasaw, Pontotoc and Union) and connect many towns on its journey from New Albany to Houston. The route, offering pleasant views of woodlands and fields, as well as access to historic sites, is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2013.
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