Tags: Santa Fe Trail

The Santa Fe Trail Celebrates 200th Anniversary

by National Park Service; Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases. Two hundred years ago, a group of Americans ventured west from Franklin, Missouri to trade in Santa Fe (then Mexico). The route they forged would grow into a commercial highway within a web…

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…

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…

Santa Fe NHT: 2018 Highlights

Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) OUTREACH SFTA chapters installed new interpretive wayside exhibits at trail related sites in their areas. Completed signage showing where the Santa Fe NHT crossed current roadways in Osage, Wabaunsee, Lyon, and Morris counties in eastern Kansas. Began work on four…

Discovering Geocaching: NPS and Chesapeake Conservancy launch GeoTour

by Patrick G. Smith, Communications and Partnership Coordinator, Chesapeake Conservancy There is a new way for adventurers to discover the Chesapeake’s special places. The Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour® is the combined effort of the National Park Service (NPS), Chesapeake Conservancy, and volunteers with the Maryland Geocaching…

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…

3-Trails Transit Center: Dedication retraces history of trailside travelers

by Kate Dujakovich, Intern with Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Adapted from www.ridekc.org/blog/ with more info by Ross Marshall, Past President of OCTA, SFTA On May 31, 2018, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) joined with 3 Trails West, Inc. and the National Park…

Santa Fe NHT 2017 Highlights

Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) OUTREACH Social Media — Shared weekly e-blast and social media posts of the 52 ways to discover the trail using the hashtag #discoverSFNHT. Programs — Managed the Junior Wagon Master educational program; assisted NPS on a media tour project and…