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History of the Trail

The Garfield Trail, the compilation of four historic sites in Northeast Ohio that hold significance to the 20th President of the United States, was created in 2020. Though the concept was first discussed in 2010, it took almost a decade to pass before the conversation on founding the Garfield Trail came to fruition. Tim Garfield, Carla Vondrak Garfield, Debbie Weinkamer, and Chris Weinkamer have pursued this opportunity and have worked closely and networked with the four locations for the trail, including: Moreland Hills Historical Society, the birthplace of President Garfield; Hiram College, where President Garfield served as principal of the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute; James A. Garfield National Historic Site, home of President Garfield during his time as a congressman and presidential campaign; and Lake View Cemetery, the final resting place of President Garfield.  

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