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Santa Fe Trail Scenic & Historic Byway
Interpretive Master Plan

Table of Contents


Byway Interpretation At-A-Glance

What is Interpretation and What Will It do for the Byway?

Interpretation Glossary

The Planning Process

Overview of the Santa Fe Trail

National Historical Trail Site Certification

Managing the Trail

Existing or Planned Interpretive Media

Inventory of Significant Resources

Statements of Significance and Theme

Interpretive Media Recommendations

Byway Map

Interpretive Sites & Addtional Maps

Phasing and Implementation Schedule

Submitted to: Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway Committee

May, 1997 Updated October, 1997

Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway Committee and Others

The following members of the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway Committee
gave freely of assistance in creating this interpretive plan:

Gerald Stokes , Roberta Cordova
Jean Corley , Kara Forward

Many thanks are due to the following agencies and organizations who participated:

A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art
Bent County Development Foundation
Carnegie Public Library, Trinidad
City of Trinidad
Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Trinidad Lake State Park
Colorado Historical Society
Colorado Welcome Centers of Trinidad and Lamar
Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce
Louden-Henritze Archeology Museum
National Park Service, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
National Park Service, Long Distance Trails Group Office
Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County
Scenic Highway of Legends
Southeast Colorado Economic Development Zone
Trinidad Chamber of Commerce
Trinidad Historical Society
Trinidad History Museum
Trinidad / Las Animas County Economic Development
U.S. Forest Service, San Isabel National Forest/Comanche National Grassland

The following agencies and organizations either provided in-kind services or grant monies for the project:
Colorado Department of Transportation
Colorado Historical Society
Trinidad Historical Society
Trinidad Lake State Park
Radio Station KCRT, Trinidad
First National Bank, Trinidad
Department of Defense (Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site)


Byway Interpretation At-A-Glance

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