Tags: Missouri

California National Historic Trail

  Established: August 3, 1992 Managing Nonprofit: Oregon-California Trails Association Managing Agency: National Park Service   The California National Historic Trail follows in the footsteps (and wagon ruts) of more than 250,000 emigrants who made their way across the continental United States during the 1840s…

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

  Established: November 10, 1978 Managing Nonprofit: Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Lewis and Clark Trust Managing Agency: National Park Service   The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail follows the historic routes traveled by the Lewis and Clark Expedition between 1803 and 1806…

Oregon National Historic Trail

  Established: November 10, 1978 Managing Nonprofit: Oregon-California Trails Association Managing Agency: National Park Service     In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase pushed the US border west of the Mississippi River for the first time, nearly doubling the size of the country. But the wilderness…

Pony Express National Historic Trail

  Established: August 3, 1992 Managing Nonprofit: National Pony Express Association Managing Agency: National Park Service     Founded in April 1860, the legendary Pony Express ran for only 18 months before it was rendered irrelevant by the installation of a transcontinental telegraph. Today, the Pony…

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

  Established: May 8, 1987 Managing Nonprofit: Santa Fe Trail Association Managing Agency: National Park Service     In 1821, the Santa Fe Trail became America’s first great international commercial highway, and for nearly sixty years thereafter was one of the nation’s great routes of…

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

  Established: December 16, 1987 Managing Nonprofit: National Trail of Tears Association (ToTA) Managing Agency: National Park Service     The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the survival of the Cherokee people, forcefully removed from their homelands in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee to live…

More Trail Projects in Missouri

NATIONAL FRONTIER TRAILS MUSEUM In 2017, the State of Missouri transferred its ownership of the National Frontier Trails Museum (NFTM) to the City of Independence, which has enabled NFTM to dust off its future building plans and have a fresh updated look. According to the…

Oregon California Trails Association

The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA), founded in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Independence, Missouri. OCTA is dedicated to education, preservation and enjoyment of the trans-Mississippi emigrant trails.