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The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the Manchester Historic Association, and the City of Manchester Health Department thank you for your interest in Manchester’s History. This self-guided walking tour guides you through much of the amazing history encompassed in Manchester. The tour is divided in two sections, each anticipated to require about an hour of walking at a leisurely pace.
The purpose of the guide is two-fold: first, to serve visitors by providing an interesting historical experiential tour that is authentic and unique to Manchester, and second, to serve our community by providing a healthy outdoor activity that will remind them of the Manchester they once knew and reintroduce them to the Manchester of today.
Data from the most recent Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey specific to Manchester indicated that 41% of adults were not reporting enough physical activity and 58% were reporting being overweight or obese. Moreover, 26% of adults were reporting contemporary tobacco use. In addition, between 1997 and 2002, the number of hospitalizations due to diabetes increased by 64%.
As a community, we can make strides towards better cardiovascular health, and exploring Manchester’s history on foot is one way to do this.