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Historic author delivers speech at annual meeting
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LARNED — Twenty-two members of the Santa Fe Trail Wet-Dry Routes joined 50 members and guests from the Quivira Chapter and Barton County Historical Society at the Historic Village in Great Bend on July 25 for a presentation “Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail” presented by Dr. Leo Oliva, a national historic author and speaker.
Prior to the presentations, the chapter met briefly for a business meeting. Lon Palmer reported on the progress of the nominating committee for 2017.
Tom Seltman and Leo Oliva reported on the Susan Shelby Magoffin signage to be placed on the Ash Creek Crossing site southwest of Pawnee Rock. The sign will be dedicated during the 2016 Rendezvous in Larned in September.
The Faye Anderson Award applications may be submitted to Alice Clapsaddle prior to Sept. 1.
Ending the meeting was Joanne VanCoevern, manager of the Santa Fe Trail Association who relayed information about the geo-chacing program, the Santa Fe Trail Symposium in Olathe in September 2017, and applications for joining the Santa Fe Trail Association.
For information on any of these issues call 620-285-3295 or the Santa Fe Trail Center (Becca Hiller) in Larned.