Presentation on the Granada-Fort Union Military Trail

Photo of Lolly Ming by Dorothy Russell


The Bent’s Fort Chapter will hold its next meeting on Saturday, March 9. The event will be held at the J. W. Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum, 560 Bent Ave., Las Animas, CO.  The meeting will begin at 11am followed by a catered lunch at 12 noon (cost $10). After lunch Lolly Ming will present a program about the Granada-Fort Union Military Trail.  Lolly has spent many years researching the Military Trail and has lots of fascinating and sometimes little known facts about it.  Along with the history of the Trail, Lolly will tell us how the trail name came about and the amount of freight that went over the trail. Lolly will also relate entries from two diaries written by travelers along the trail to locations today.

This will be a unique opportunity to learn about the military trail that crossed Southeastern Colorado in the 1800s. For more information on the meeting, please call Kevin Lindahl at 719-469-1894 or LaDonna Hutton at 719-469-2906. The presentation is free and open to the public beginning at 1 PM.

Membership in the Bent’s Fort Chapter is $15 per year. The Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the Santa Fe Trail and to promote awareness of the historical legacy associated with it.


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