Santa Fe Trail Work Begins
Santa Fe Trail sign in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Members of the CHP staff have begun field work along the Santa Fe Trail. Director Carroll Van West, Trail of Tears project historian Amy Kostine, and field work coordinator Ashley Brown are surveying historic buildings along the trail, starting in Missouri. They will be using as a model the survey that the CHP recently completed of buildings along the Trail of Tears for the National Park Service’s National Trails Intermountain Region. For the Santa Fe Trail, Kostine has completed an initial literature search and located approximately 230 buildings associated with the trail. For more on the CHP’s Trails work, see http://www.mtsunews.com/chp-trail-of-tears-grant/