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Fall 2021

Contents MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PNTS NEXT  GENSPOTLIGHT 2021 Trail Intern, Lydia Jankowski CAPCITY ‘Volunteer Vacations’ Bring Work Crews to Trails Legislation Introduced to ‘Complete the Continental Divide NST’ Chesapeake Oyster House Opens to the Public Original Pony Express Route Marked in Utah PROTECTION…

Cartoon of the statue of St. Francis Xavier lying in repose

Short Film Spotlights Pilgrimage on the Juan Bautista de Anza NHT

Every year beginning in late September and culminating on October 4, thousands of pilgrims from all over Mexico and southern Arizona converge on the city of Magdalena de Kino, Mexico, bringing a 120-mile stretch of the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail National Historic Trail (JBDANHT)…

Fall 2021 Comings and Goings

We welcome… Federal Agency Partners: Tracy Stone-Manning was confirmed as the head of the Bureau of Land Management. She will be the first person to lead the organization since the Obama Administration. Dr. Tracey Ritchie joined the National Park Foundation as vice president of education and…

Sal Lilienthal stands next to the white stone Yorktown Monument with his bike wearing an American flag windbreaker

National Park Service Volunteer Rides and Kayaks All 680 Miles of Washington-Rochambeau Trail

by Johnny Carawan, Trail Administrator, National Park Service, Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Lilienthal is the first person to complete the “Revolutionary Ride” On Saturday, August 28, National Park Service volunteer Sal Lilienthal completed a 680-mile revolutionary ride at the Yorktown Victory Monument, becoming…

"Rethink Outside" in white text against a black background

Rethink Outside™ – It’s Time to Tell a New Story

by Berkeley Bryant, Program Coordinator, Blue Sky Funders Forum The Rethink Outside™ Shared Narrative was the subject of the opening session of the 2021 National Trails Workshop Time in nature has often been seen as a ‘nice to have’ and not a critical need for…

Three men in the field with camera an boom mike film the Arizona Trail Skills Video Series

Arizona Trail Association Releases Trail Skills Institute Series

by Wendy Lotze, Volunteer Program Manager, Arizona Trail Association The Arizona Trail Association’s (ATA) Trail Skills Institute video series is now online and available to the public. Each of the eight videos are less than six minutes long and are available for anyone to stream…

Four men in period attire pose at Arrow Rock in Missouri

Missouri’s Jewels of the Santa Fe Trail

by Marcia Will-Clifton Franklin, Missouri, Arrow Rock Ferry Landing and Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge are three jewels along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. September 1, 2021, 200 years to the day since September 1, 1821, historians, friends, descendants and visitors gathered…

a wagon sits in front of the adobe structure known as bents old fort

Santa Fe National Historic Trail Commemorates 200 Years with Events Along the Entire 1,200-Mile Trail

The origin of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail (SFNHT) can be traced back to June 10, 1821, when William Becknell published a notice in the Missouri Intelligencer newspaper soliciting participants for a trip “to the westward for the purpose of trading for Horses &…

five men pose behind an interpretive sign in elkin, north carolina

Historic Iron Forge Discovered on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

The David Allen Iron Works site may have been critical to America’s victory in the Revolutionary War The discovery of a long-lost iron forge on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail by a grandfather and his grandsons Jonah (age 9) and Phillip Walker (age 6),…

Church members, Governor Ivey, and Congresswoman Sewell pose with shovels in front of Brown Chapel

Brown Chapel Is Awarded $1.3 Million by NPS for Restoration

The award is part of NPS’ $15 million African American Civil Rights Grant program Still a functioning church today, Brown Chapel stands at the Western terminus of the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail as a monument to the sacrifices made by protestors to ensure…