Santa Fe Trail Association

Dodge City/Fort Dodge/Cimarron Chapter
Events & News

"After leaving Pawnee Rock, the fear of the Indians was with us day and night...
and when we reached Fort Mackey on the Arkansas River, we breathed a sigh of relief."
— Marian Russell, near what would become Fort Dodge, 1852

2007 marks the 20th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail as a National Historic Trail

This year is a very special year for the Santa Fe Trail Association as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail being a National Historic Trail. We will celebrate our 16th year in existence with a Bring Your Spouse for a Night Out dinner meeting on Sunday, May 20th, 5:30 pm, in the Occident, at Boot Hill Museum. In lieu of a program, we will discuss our Chapter history as well as looking at the significance of the Santa Fe Trail as an Historic National Trail. We need your dinner reservations by Wednesday, May 16. For reservations, please call me at 227-1616 or Kathie Bell at 227-8188. The cost of the meal, which includes tax and tip, is $13.50 per person. Everyone is encouraged to come for this meeting to reflect on our past, plan for the future, and just have a fun time. Please plan on joining us on the 20th.










Art Source: The painting featured at the top of this page was done by artist and SFTA member Doug Holdread.
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Our Mission
The mission of the Santa Fe Trail Association is to protect and preserve the Santa Fe Trail and to promote awareness of the historical legacy associated with it.  The Santa Fe Trail Association’s purposes are exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.