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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

John Wayne riders arrive in Tekoa

Horsemen and wagoners will travel to Idaho and back tomorrow


Last updated 6/7/2021 at 5:34pm

Roger Harnack | Whitman County Gazette

Isabela Mailman of Seattle, right, celebrates the completion of ride that began May 20 in Easton as she and Raven Mullins of Cle Elum arrive at the end of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail today, June 4, in Tekoa.

TEKOA - The John Wayne Trail Riders have reached their final destination.

Riders have been arriving here all day today, June 3, following a trek along the 285-mile John Wayne Pioneer Trail, now called the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail.

Their ride began May 20 in Easton and concludes tomorrow with a 12-mile round-trip journey from Tekoa into Idaho and back. That ride is expected to depart from the trail adjacent to the Iron Horse Arena between 8-9 a.m., officials said.

Along the way, the riders have been treated to community banquets in several communities, including Lind, Ralston, Ma...

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