• 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 Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The Cherokee people in the southeastern United States built European-style homes and farmsteads, developed a written language, established a newspaper, and wrote a constitution. But they had no equal protection under the law and could not prevent being removed from their homes on the Trail of Tears.