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Santa Fe National Historic Trail 2021 Highlights

The Santa Fe Trail Association provided the following highlights for the Santa Fe NHT during the 2021 calendar year: Conserving Trail Lands and Boosting Climate Resilience A new pedestrian hiking trail with interpretive wayside exhibits was opened in 2021 at the Black Jack Rut Site…

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 &…

2020 Santa Fe National Historic Trail Highlights

Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) OUTREACH 200th Anniversary —  SFTA launched a new website for the Santa Fe Trail 200th at:  www.santafetrail200.org SFTA provided assistance and input to Dave Kendall in his production of a documentary for the Santa Fe Trail 200th. SFTA assisted with…

2019 Santa Fe National Historic Trail Highlights

Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) OUTREACH Events — SFTA held a workshop in New Mexico with NPS staff participation on cooperative topics. SFTA held a symposium in St. Louis, MO, “Gateway to Santa Fe,” with educational speakers and tours to sites related to the history…

Plans underway for Santa Fe Trail’s 200th anniversary

by Joanne VanCoevern, Manager Santa Fe Trail Association  The Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) continues to make plans and preparations to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Santa Fe Trail throughout 2021. In 1821, the Santa Fe Trail was opened as a commercial route between Missouri…

Della Orton’s dream: NPF project spurs Santa Fe Trail’s Rock Creek Crossing

by Joanne VanCoevern, Manager, Santa Fe Trail Association In 2015, Della Orton, owner of property located along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail (SFNHT) corridor and the Rock Creek Crossing, alerted the Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) of her desire to open up her private property…

Youth program updates from the Santa Fe Trail Association

by Janet Armstead, Director of the Junior Wagon Master Program, Santa Fe Trail Association The Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) has been developing age-appropriate educational activity booklets for its Junior Wagon Master Program since 2008 and holding Santa Fe Trail Youth Trips, which use these…