The man in black would be proud.
Hundreds of people turned out Saturday October 4th for the dedication of the new Johnny Cash Trail and over crossing.
Singer Roseanne Cash, Johnny’s daughter, was on hand to accept a key to the city and thanked everyone for honoring her father. She said he would be humbled by it.
The City of Folsom, Johnny Cash and Folsom Prison have been inextricably linked, ever since Johnny recorded the song ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ in 1956, and later, when he recorded the aptly titled live album ‘At Folsom Prison’ in 1968.
The new trail is part of the 40 mile Folsom bike trail system, and the over crossing provides a safe way for cyclists and pedestrians to cross Folsom Lake crossing without being exposed to motor vehicle traffic.
Also on hand was Sacramento artist Adan Romo, who is one of two artists to eventually have his sculptures installed at various points along the trail as part of the Johnny Cash Art Experience. The artwork is expected to cost upwards of $3million and the City is working on a website so that it can be funded with private donations.
Articles about the new trail have been written and picked up by Billboard and Rolling Stone magazines, the UK Daily Mail and countless other media outlets.