Monday, June 13, 2011


SFTA-IMLS Conservation Bookshelf Grant

Santa Fe Trail Center:
IMLS Conservation Bookshelf Grant, June 2009:

I began collaborating with KAWS-KELP/KVHA-KWO & KSHS Kaw Mission to advocate digital library initiatives via
(mid-2005) …

[A] OCTA-Trails Admin-Manager Travis Boley challenged me to adapt Wisconsin’s Ice Age National Scenic Trail as a model for documenting Kaw Valley’s California Road stagecoach route from Westport to Lawrence in Aug-2005.

Our KELP Class 6-2005 Advanced Leadership Project hatched the Ridges of Leavenworth County to overcome elevation awareness deficiency and to empower Google Maps adding a new “Terrain Tab” plus photo geo-tags!


[B] I represented Kaw Valley Heritage Alliance at Westport’s 2006 National Heritage Alliance (NHA) workshop. KVHA & OCTA-Trails hosted a Mapping Emigrant Trails (MET) workshop at Kanwaka Township Hall (May-2007)


[C] While enroute to the Sep-2007 Santa Fe Trail Association’s Symposium in Trinidad, I visited Larned, KS. I began seeking more clues about the Canadian-Cimarron River watershed Lost Legends of La Flecha” …

Contact: Santa Fe Trail Center
1349 K-156 Hwy
Larned, KS 67550
(620) 285-2054

Institute of Museum and Library Services:
IMLS Contact: Jeannine Mjoseth

[D] SFTA’s Admin-Manager Clive Segal’s invited our adapting Pueblo’s Historic Arkansas River Project (HARP) as an “EcoTrekUSA mapXchange” Enviro-Education GPSurvey benchmark for High-TEK GeoScouting & GeoVenturing …

See: (Oct-2007)

[E] While supporting the 2008-09 Mormon Battalion Trek reenactment from Weston to Council Grove, I learned Fort Leavenworth’s “supply-chain” route was shifted from the KSHS Grinter Place crossing to Eudora’s Fish Ferry


[F] We embedded KVHAdventuring “lessons learned” from Upper Wakarusa Watershed WRAPS stakeholders into our USNPS Freedom’s Frontier NHA Interpretation & Education master planning process via Caring for the Kaw


[G] I asked Monticello Community Historical Society to focus on trade & transportation corridors of influence by focusing on how to most authentically showcase Kaw River’s rope ferry crossings like the 1828 Chouteau Ferry …


Ferries played important role

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
Moses Grinter served in the Army at the Leavenworth Cantonment in 1828. ...
"The Chouteau Ferry," also known as "The Cook" and "The Campbell," ...

Trading Posts, Stores, Mills and Blacksmiths

Chouteau's Trading Post 1828-4?, Cyprian Chouteau, Proprietor ....
trader at Uniontown in 1848, and established a ferry at Tecumseh on the Kansas River in 1854. ... - Cached - Similar

FutureThought mapXchange: Monticello Community Eco-History

Jun 3, 2011 ... 1828: Frederick Chouteau (grandson of a co-founder of St. Louis)
established a trading post and ferry near Mill Creek. ... - Cached

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