Marker rededication in commemoration of 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail


December 6, 2019

The other Santa Fe Trail marker that has been placed by the High Plains Chapter in 1994 located on County Road 320 west of Wheeless, Oklahoma, near the New Mexico state line was rededicated in an informal ceremony on October 27, 2019. A wreath laying ceremony was also conducted at this marker by those in attendance: (from left, front row) Karon Brown, Samuel King DAR; Florence Alkire, Woodward DAR; Pauletta Roberts, Woodward DAR; Dallas Mayer, High Plains DAR; Kitty Frech, Woodward DAR; Rose Mestas Thompson, NMSODAR; Roberta Woodrum Chance, Woodward chapter regent; Sue Allen, state regent OSDAR; Sue Cline, OSDAR chaplain; Catherine D'Alessandro, OSDAR librarian; Etta Reed, OSDAR registrar; Linda Minus, Santa Fe Trail Association and Sarah Odell of Boise City; (back row) Christine St. Vrain-Fischahs, NMSODAR; Patricia French Barger, NMSODAR 1st vice regent; Meredith Hmura, NMSODAR; Charlotte Chesrow, OSDAR Commemorative Events; Mary Barker, Cherokee Outlet DAR; Jody Risley, Director Cimarron Heritage Museum Center; Jay Williams, president Cimarron Cutoff Chapter of Santa Fe Trail Association.

The importance of the Santa Fe Trail both for travel and commercial purposes in the growth of the United States, along with the dangers and trials it presented travelers, was the focus for the day as the Woodward Chapter NSDAR along with the Oklahoma State Society NSDAR commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail by rededicating a Santa Fe Trail Marker placed by the High Plains Chapter in 1994. The marker is located in the far western portion of the Oklahoma Panhandle west of Boise City on Highway 325.

Woodward Chapter Regent Roberta Woodrum Chance welcomed all the guests and...

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