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Article posted: 4/5/2013 6:00 AM

Naperville celebrates Prairie Path's 50th birthday

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The Illinois Prairie Path celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and covers 62 miles on converted railways.

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May Watts, who gave life to the Illinois Prairie Path, lived in Naperville for 35 years and was a naturalist at the Morton Arboretum.

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Through its ties to May Watts, Naperville boasts a close relationship to the Illinois Prairie Path, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Our Stephanie Pencik explores the Naperville connections and the community's pride in the naturalist who founded the trail project.
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    • The Illinois Prairie Path celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and covers 62 miles on converted railways.
    • May Watts, who gave life to the Illinois Prairie Path, lived in Naperville for 35 years and was a naturalist at the Morton Arboretum.
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