A Modern-Day Encounter With the Santa Fe Trail

Join us at 4pm, August 28, 2021 for A Modern-Day Encounter with the Santa Fe Trail at the South Howard County Historical Society. The Santa Fe Trail Bicentennial is on September 1, 2021 when William Becknell first started his initial trek down the trail, opening up the Boonslick region to valuable trade contacts and increasing Missouri’s economic and social standing. For the Modern-Day Encounter program, Les Vilda, who traversed the Santa Fe Trail in the 1980s, will give a narrative slide presentation about his experiences on the trail.