Tags: Pathways

National historic trails landmark Scotts Bluff is 100

By: Kayla J. Gasker, Park Ranger – Centennial Coordinator, National Park Service – Scotts Bluff National Monument While the history of the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express national historic trails have been cemented in the cultural identity of the United States since their inception,…

Missouri TOTA chapter earns humanities partner award

By: Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from the Spring 2019 Trail of Tears National Historic Trail News The Missouri Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association (TOTA) was one of four recipients of the 2018 Missouri Humanities Council Partner Award during the Humanities…

Rider on the Pony Express Trail

The first in a series of photography books and journals by Carla E Photography, “Rider on the Pony Express Trail” (Volume I: 2015-2016) published in 2018 by Cowboy West, LLC, will soon be accompanied by “Remnants on the Pony Express Trail,” likely in 2020. The…

Pony Express was more than just a romantic adventure

By: Jim DeFelice, Author, “West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express” (2018, William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers) The words “Pony Express” conjure romantic images of adventure and adrenaline-fueled action across the immense, varied terrain of the Old West. Wiry young men lean against the necks…

Let’s prioritize transforming our trails into a national system of resource preservation lands

By Gary Werner, Executive Director, Partnership for the National Trails System In 2018 as we began our year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act, I briefly described these fundamental challenges that we in the National Trails System community face to fully…

Message from New PNTS Board President Barney Scout Mann

By: Barney Mann, Board President, Partnership for the National Trails System In December 2018, I was elected as Board President of the Partnership for the National Trails System—a position held by Liz Bergeron since 2012. I am 67 and incredibly busy, like many of you,…

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT: 2018 Highlights

National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association, Inc. (W3R-US) OUTREACH Completed a Lecture to Web program that enabled a historian to lecture to 12 different groups, after which he reworked the lectures to text with images to be posted on the website. Completed signage texts for a…

Trail of Tears NHT: 2018 Highlights

Trail of Tears Association (TOTA) OUTREACH Created a full length documentary about the Trail of Tears in Missouri for airing on PBS channels with funding from the Missouri Humanities Council. Created a Trail of Tears walking tour brochure featuring witness structures and sites on the…

Star-Spangled Banner NHT: 2018 Highlights

OUTREACH Friends of Fort McHenry hosted special kayak excursions and walking wetland tours, along with talks about the Star-Spangled Banner NHT at a special “Fort McHenry celebrates the National Trails System” event. In partnership with the Living Classrooms Foundation, fourth and fifth grade students from…

Selma to Montgomery NHT: 2018 Highlights

OUTREACH The Selma to Montgomery NHT hosted a Junior Ranger Summer Camp. Activities included learning what a Freedom Song is and how the songs affected the people of the Voting Rights Movement. Kids learned about careers in NPS and Adventures in Camping, created “What Does…