Trail of Tears to be marked with historic signs in Arkansas
June 11, 2017
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Trail of Tears has footsteps across Benton and Washington counties, and one group wants to ensure those steps are not forgotten.
"We are working with the U.S. National Park Service to specifically mark the Trail of Tears route through the two counties," said John McLarty, project manager for the Trail of Tears Association's Arkansas Chapter.
The signs are designed by the Park Service and purchased through the Park Service's National Historic Trail Division, McLarty said.
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, in a statement, expressed support for th...