Benjamin Godfrey Trail Traces a Historic Path

Article by: Frank Pranger, AdVantage News, (618) 463-0612

GODFREY - A ceremony  at the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College recognized Godfrey’s vision and contributions to the area. It formally dedicated the opening of the trail and placed the ongoing promotion and stewardship of the new tourist attraction in the hands of the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau.

The trail is the culmination of the efforts of the 21-member Heritage Committee, chaired by Zeke Jabusch. Jabusch heads up the North Alton Godfrey Business Council. The council partnered with the East End Improvement Association in the creation and completion of the project. The committee included members of other local organizations, including the Godfrey Women’s Club, the Monticello Foundation, the Alton Community Service League, the East End Improvement Association and the Ninian Edwards Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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