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Antiquities Act Centennial Celebration
National Public Lands Day
2006


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South Pass Area Historical Study

Kansas State Scholl for the Blind students holding back the wagon the descent to the Little Sandy River.

Kansas State School for the Blind students holding back the wagon on the descent
to the Little Sandy River.

Students preparing to cross the Little Sandy River.

Preparing to cross the
Little Sandy River.

Students crossing the Little Sandy River.

Crossing the
Little Sandy River.

The BLM is currently obtaining historical and archaeological information regarding cultural resources in the South Pass area with the assistance of the public, willing landowners, interested organizations and the State Historic Preservation Office. This study is part of the Antiquities Act Centennial Celebration, as well as a NPLD and Take Pride in America event. This will be a joint effort between the Lander and Rock Springs BLM offices. The RSFO has sent out letters and press release asking for skilled volunteers to assist in trail recordation and trail site/feature documentation for this particular project.

Volunteer fieldwork will take place from June 19-30, 2006, in the South Pass area.

Kansas School for the Blind will visit to the Cherokee Trail. This event is set for July 12, 2006. During the summer of 2005, the school visited the Little Sandy Crossing along the Oregon Trail.

The Ezra Meeker Commemoration is slated for Aug. 1, 2006. It will be held at the South Pass Summit near the Ezra Meeker Monument. This event is a re-enactment of the journey that Ezra meeker took along the Oregon Trail on 1906.

Additional information is located at www.meekermansion.org/