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Dresser Trail part of plan to reclaim Wabash River

A new trail next to the Wabash River — the start of a grander vision — has opened in Terre Haute. The first part of the Paul Dresser Wabash River Heritage Trail — named after the Terre Haute native who had the honor of composing Indiana's State song, "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" — is now open for public use. Currently a half-mile, the trail situated near the river and Dresser's boyhood home, begins on the south end of Fairbanks Park and stretches south to Hulman Street. Terre Haute's chief planner, Pat Martin, said the trail has been open to traffic for about two weeks, but an official ribbon-cutting ceremony is still being...