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FM #392 SNETT Timeline - 11/12/20

Updated 7 months ago.

How do the Franklin Odd Fellows and a flat tire play a part in the story of the SNETT tunnel? Listen to find out.

FM #392 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 392 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares the group conversation to talk through the timeline for the SNETT trail development in particular the work to make the tunnel a reality. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Participants in the timeline discussion are
Alan Earls
Marc Kaplan
Dave Labonte
Rep Jeff Roy

While the discussion was recorded with these folks, they all acknowledged the work of a host of others who at some point played a key role along the timeline.

The recording runs about 45 minutes, so let’s listen to the discussion on the timeline of the SNETT trail and in particular the work to bring the tunnel to reality.


The Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail Committee page

SNETT archive documents (Courtesy of Alan Earls)
- STL_1999 openspace supplement sent to whole town with SNETT event
- STL_SNETT mini poster, circa 2000
- STL_2001 draft Snett correspondence to Nat guard and response
- STL_Invite to regional meeting for SNETT etc probably 2001


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