The Cherokee Trail in Kansas
January 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The McPherson County Historical Society will meet:
Saturday, January 5th @ 2 p.m.
McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation
1111 E. Kansas Ave. McPherson, KS 67460
Speaker Brian Stucky, President of the “Friends of the Cherokee Trail—Kansas” will illustrate the history of a well-documented but not well known 1849 Gold Rush trail, beginning in Arkansas and Oklahoma, coming up into Kansas, joining the Santa Fe Trail 1 mile east and 2 miles south of Galva. From there it passed through Colorado, Wyoming, and into California. Members of the group live in Galva, Goessel, Whitewater, El Dorado, Wichita, Winfield, and Arkansas.
Stucky a retired teacher from Goessel, has spoken at the National Convention of the Oregon-California Trails Association, and written articles on the Cherokee Trail. There will be reports on various activities, including a sign marking project, marking the trail on the official state highway map, producing a brochure, field trips, and educational programs for the public. Stucky will also discuss recent exciting finds along the trail.
The program is free and open to the public.
All historical society programs are open to the public and are free of charge.