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April 2016

Prof's Study Eyes Economic Potential of Gorge

James Maples lecturing

When he visits Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, Dr. James Maples commonly sees license plates from across the U.S. and Canada and meets rock climbers from around the world.

Besides enjoying the scenic views and world-class rock climbing opportunities, approximately 7,500 climbers spend approximately $3.6 million annually in the region, the gift that Maples said keeps giving.

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