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Dan Beard Property

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Property was donated in 1986 by James and Joanne McMurray, who lived at 3 Dan Beard Lane as part of a subdivision easement. Dan Beard lane was developed in the 80's, and it looks like the McMurray's donated multiple parcels. According to the book of trails they also donated the land behind the middle school.

Dan Beard lived at 7 Great Pasture in the early 1900's. Dan was an illustrator, most notably for Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court". Dan also was a founder of the Boy Scouts of America, and lead the Boy Scouts from its in 1910 until his death in 1941. Dan's main house was in Flushing, Queens - Redding was the summer house. Dan was friends with Alfred Paine, Mark Twain's business manager/biographer. Alfred talked Mark into buying Stormfield as a summer residence. Dan was friends with Twain from the illustration days.

Dan Beard Property Hiking

  • 2 Miles 4 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 4 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Dan Beard Property - 5

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1.0 mi 1.5 km #1Turkington Falls Loop
Intermediate
Redding, CT
Intermediate
Redding, CT
0.3 mi 0.5 km #2The Elephant
Intermediate
Redding, CT
Intermediate
Redding, CT
1.0 mi 1.6 km #3Dan Beard Trail
Intermediate
Redding, CT
Intermediate
Redding, CT
0.2 mi 0.3 km #4The Streamway
Intermediate
Redding, CT
Intermediate
Redding, CT
0.0 mi 0.1 km #5Dan Beard / Turkington Falls Crossover
Easy/Intermediate
Redding, CT
Easy/Intermediate
Redding, CT

Photos of Dan Beard Property - 3

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Did Barnum's elephants help build this wall?
Dec 1, 2019 near Redding , CT
Streamway View
Jul 7, 2019 near Redding , CT
Blazed Along Rock wall near dan beard loop
Nov 30, 2019 near Redding , CT