What are "Brown Signs"

Kansas City Area Historic Trails Association (KCAHTA) placed the “Brown Signs” as a way for the public to visualize where the trails traverse through Johnson County. The historic relevance of these trails was the beginning of commerce and transportation in the county. Educating the public of these historical thoroughfares brings to life what the former geographical and physical features of what these routes once were.

The signs are located at “hard points” (actual trail crossings) that follow major thoroughfares throughout the cities and counties of Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson to the bondaries of the county lines of Miami and Douglas;  as well as the eastern side including the Kansas - Missouri state line boarder.