Henry Fortunato has become well-known throughout Kansas as a "noted pedestrian," walking the state and thinking about the history of the region. Now, he's developed an original exhibit of brief history essays connected to specific points along the Burroughs Creek Trail in Lawrence. The trail itself follows an abandoned rail corridor and drainage area, which was renamed "Burroughs Creek" in 2004 to honor famed author, cultural critic and East Lawrence resident William S. Burroughs. A number of panels featuring these essays have recently gone on display at the Lawrence Public Library. KPR's Laura Lorson talked with Henry to find out more about what he calls "hiking through history" ...and why he thinks it's so important.
That was KPR's Laura Lorson speaking with author, historian, and enthusiastic walker Henry Fortunato. The Burroughs Creek Trail Hike Through History exhibit will be on display at the Lawrence Public Library through September 10.