• Trail of Tears artwork and trail walk

    Trail Of Tears

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CCSP Past Projects

Outdoor exihibit kiosk with wayside exhibits

CCSP funded an outdoor kiosk shelter with wayside exhibits about the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California National Historic Trails in Gardner, Kansas.

NPS

Through the Challenge Cost Share Program (CCSP), the NPS assists and supports the work of its partners. The types of projects are wide ranging, but always related to national historic trails. These include projects involving original research on trail-related topics, development of outdoor wayside exhibits, resource preservation activities, or creation of educational materials.

View a list of past projects (PDF) funded by the National Trails Intermountain Region, with staff in Santa Fe and Salt Lake City.

In case you didn't know, staff with the National Trails Intermountain Region administer nine national historic trails:

California National Historic Trail

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail (jointly with the Bureau of Land Management)

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Old Spanish National Historic Trail (jointly with the Bureau of Land Management)

Oregon National Historic Trail

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Did You Know?

Elkhorn Tavern at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

President Andrew Jackson began to aggressively implement a broad policy of Indian removal in the 1830s. This policy, combined with the discovery of gold on Cherokee land in northern Georgia in 1828, led to their removal to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) on the Trail of Tears.