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Long Rider Arrives in Salt Lake

Long Rider Arrives in Salt Lake

Posted - Sep. 15, 2004 at 4:30 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- He calls himself a long rider, and today 69-year old Gene Glasscock road his horse into downtown Salt Lake City.

He's on a three year, 20,000 plus mile quest to visit all 48 capitols in the continental U.S. He hopes his extraordinary efforts will raise money for a rather unique scholarship program.

Gene Glasscock: "It's to bring young people from Paraguay to the United States to go to college, after they have signed a contract to go back to Paraguay and use their education in their own country."

Glasscock has already made history once. He rode horseback from the arctic to the equator in the 80's. On this trip he says he hasn't had a negative experience yet.

Gene Glasscock: "I've got the fullest life of any man I know. It's just a beautiful life."

He and his horses have been on the trail for almost two years. Salt Lake is his 33rd capitol city, but he actually won't be taking his horse to visit the Utah state capitol until later this month. After that he and his horses will head to Boise.

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