The Old Spanish Trail Association is conducting public outreach at the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe in Montebello this coming Saturday. We’ll likely be there longer than the scheduled end-time and the Adobe will be open until 4:00pm, so come stop by! See the email-flyer, below. This is a great opportunity to learn about this little known National Historic Trail, see this particular historic site, and view its exhibits.
Did you know that the historic 19th century “Old Spanish Trail” pack train route runs in “your own backyard”?! Or that the U.S. Congress recognized it 15 years ago as a National Historic Trail?
Find out more Saturday morning, June 16th, at the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe in Montebello, CA, an historic site of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail!
Join the Old Spanish Trail Association and help us form a “greater Los Angeles” chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association.
Learn about the Trail and its many historic sites in urban Southern California.
There is so much to be done, and so much that YOU can do!
Get involved in:
· Marking historic sites and erecting official National Trail signage along its route in your community.
· Promoting awareness of the Trail.
· Crafting educational material and curriculum guides.
· Exploring and researching the people that traveled the trail, the goods that were traded on it, and documenting the routes taken.
· Planning day tours and events.
This year is the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System!
Next year is the 25th Anniversary of the Old Spanish Trail Association!
[The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe is managed by the Montebello Historical Society
The Old Spanish National Historic Trail is co-managed by the National Park Service
https://www.nps.gov/olsp/index.htm and the Bureau of Land Management
The Old Spanish Trail Association (“OSTA”) is a non-profit organization that embraces the entire sweep of the route’s history, from the Native American shell trade through the dawn of the transcontinental highways, including the official Old Spanish National Historic Trail.
For additional information please contact:
OLD SPANISH TRAIL ASSOCIATION