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September 23, 2012 11:14 AM

Man Nearing End Of Walk From RI To SD

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A Rhode Island man is nearing the end of a 1,700-mile walk from his hometown of Woonsocket to a town with the same name in South Dakota.

Bill Fagan is expected to wrap up his trek on Oct. 6. He's been walking the route on and off for nearly four years.

Fagan likes going on long walks and has traveled many times by foot to Mendon, Mass., which is about nine miles from Woonsocket.

Fagan wanted to go a longer journey and first though about walking cross country or along the Appalachian Trail. But he chose the trip to Woonsocket, S.D., which has fewer than 700 people, because he wanted the route to be unique.

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