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Hopalong Cassidy Trail to Be Dedicated Today

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

In honor of late longtime resident William Boyd, the city is naming its first trail after the actor known to generations of television viewers as Western star Hopalong Cassidy.

Hopalong Cassidy Trail will be dedicated today.

Councilman Buford Crites, a longtime Hopalong Cassidy fan, encouraged the city to name the trail in honor of his childhood hero. Hikers, bicyclists and horse riders will use the trail.

Only a one-mile stretch will be open at first. Eventually, the trail will stretch like a backbone along the east side of the mountains for about seven miles, linking the Bump and Grind Trail in Rancho Mirage to the trail head of the Art Smith Trail.

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