Tags: PNTS

NPEA delivering letters to veterans at Reno Rodeo’s 100th

By: Petra Keller, Media Team, National Pony Express Association The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) has been invited to participate in the 100th anniversary of the Reno Rodeo this year as part of the Pony Express Re-Ride, which is scheduled to leave St. Joseph, MO on…

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,…

Get Off The Web And Into The Wild

Did you know that national scenic and historic trails connect and travel through over 80 national parks? The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) encourages people to take a break from social media during National Park Week, April 20-28, 2019, as a way to…

Trails community experiences Congressional victory during Hike the Hill 2019

More than 100 people representing nearly 40 trail organizations from throughout the country traveled to Washington, D.C. this February to “Hike the Hill.” Now in its 22nd year, Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) and…

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…