• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

    National Historic Trail CO,KS,MO,NM,OK

NPS Newletter

National Historic Trail Newsletters Cover:
Interpretation, Preservation, Certification, Trail Development, & Sign Projects - For Protection, Development, and Promotion of the Trail


Spring 2013 - Retracement trail opens, sign and exhibit unveilings, youth program update, and YouTube site uploads.


Fall 2012 - Updates on National Register nominations, sign plans, exhibits, and workshops.

SAFE update newsletter march 2012 v2

Spring 2012: Updates include new exhibits with the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, National Register nominations, planning for the visitor experience at Bent's New Fort, and new activities for children and families.


Fall 2011 - Exhibit unveilings, Rediscovery Survey, Signs, Connect Trails to Parks, Highlights, and More!


Spring 2011: Exhibit Updates, New Faces and Places, Sign Plan Released, Workshops, and Connect Trails to Parks.


Fall 2010 - In this issue: New Faces & Places, Completed Exhibit & Sign Projects, In-the-Works Projects, New Certified Partners, Raising Awareness.

Did You Know?

A barbed wire fence and windmill are near the Point of Rocks formation on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail in New Mexico

Opened in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail became the lifeline for protection and communication between Missouri and Santa Fe. Military forts opened along the route to protect trail travel and trade, and freighting and merchant operations boomed.