It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the Kansas City Area Historic Trails Association makes this announcement.
Today we lost one of our founders of the organization, Mr. Lee Kroh.
Lee and his wife Dorothy were diligent in the pursuit of keeping the Historic Trails of the Kansas City area alive and well marked for all to discover and enjoy. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him and the community he lived in.
We ask that you keep Dorothy, (son's) Roger and Brian, and their families in your thoughts and prayer.
At this time the only information available is listed below, updates will be added.
Services are planned for next Saturday, February 23, at the Merriam Christian Church on Johnson Drive.
Visitation is at 10 am, service at 11 am and burial at Maple Hills.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the KCAHTA (designated for signs) are requested.
Lee’s passion was for preserving our National Historic Trails. As you drive around Johnson County and parts of Wyandotte County you will see “Brown signs” marked by an organization he and Dorothy started that mark these trails. Your donation, in lieu of flowers is being requested to continue the sign program of the Kansas City Area Historic Trails Association. Checks can be made to KCAHTA and in the memo please write “designated for signs”.
Please send your check to:
5400 Johnson Dr #275
Mission, KS 66205-9111
THINK ABOUT GETTING OUT ON THE TRAIL ~ FOLLOW THE NEW SIGNAGE FROM SUGAR CREEK, MO TO GARDNER, KS
If you need a KCAHTA Map to follow along on the Johnson County, KS side;
please feel free to contact us about how to receive one!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
More information about events listed below on the UP COMING EVENTS TAB ABOVE
March 15~16th, 2019
Oregon-California Trails Association & Trails Head Chapter-OCTA present
"Truman & The Trails" Symposium
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Credit Card Payments are now accepted!!
If making your payment would be easier by Credit Card - KCAHTA can now accept that form of payment. In order to pay by Credit Card you will need to contact the Treasurer to make arrangements for payment over the phone.
(816) 853-1012 or email for further information to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There will be an extra fee for using this form of payment.
Trails in the Greater Kansas City Area
Our organization has been locating and marking the trail through the Greater Kansas City Area since the 1990’s which has led to the erection of 162 historic trail markers at trail crossings. Interpretative wayside exhibits have been placed at historic hard points of the trails. Our “Brown signs” indicate the hard points where the trails ran along today’s roads. The routes include the Fort Leavenworth to Fort Scott Military Road, the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails including various branches from the State Line to Gardner Junction and from Fort Leavenworth to the Johnson/Miami county line.
Kansas City Area Historic Trails Association offers a Map of the trail marking locations in and around Johnson County Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area. There are 2 options to receive one!
1) If you would like one of our maps, simply send a check for $7.00 ($5.00 for the map + $2.00 shipping and handling) along with a note indicating that you would like a map to our address below. Or one can be sent to you by clicking on the "Contact Us" button above and sending an email to us. Once we have your mailing information and payment, your map and brochure they will be sent to you.
2) The brochure offers you the chance to become a KCAHTA member for an amazing $10.00 per year; as well as other catagories of required membership level. Along with your paid membership into KCAHTA you will receive the map for "FREE" and one of our newly designed logo lapel pins!
Doesn't matter if you live near or far from Kansas City if you are interested in becoming a member to learn more about the trails this is a great way to do it!
5400 Johnson Dr. Ste #275
Mission, KS 66205-2911
The KANSAS CITY AREA HISTORIC TRAILS ASSOCIATION is organized to work individually or in cooperation with other groups or individuals to promote public awareness of the historic trails in the area and to initiate and coordinate activities to preserve and protect the historic routes, sites and trail remains through research, identification, mapping, marking, interpretation and education. It shall be the purpose of the association to be exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
National Historic Trails Protection Statement
You may read the complete "Statement" under the ABOUT US tab above
UPDATED: Feb 17, 2019