KANZA Chapter of OCTA
~ Oregon-California Trail Association~
Regular Meeting Minutes
Officers & Board of Directors – attendance courtesy would be to let another ‘attending’ officer or board member know if you are attending or not attending the meetings.
Officers in attendance: Board of Director Member in attendance:
_X_President – Pat Keegan _X_Don Cooper – Past President – Board of Director Member
_X_Vice- President – Glenn Larson ___Ted
_X_Secretary – Alicia Keegan ___Lauranell Stewart - Board of Director Member
___Treasurer – Marilyn Hines
The April monthly KANZA meeting was moved up one week to avoid Easter Sunday.
First we visited with Doug and looked at his ‘trail trash’ collection. Then we toured the swales on the property. Doug is interested in knowing if the swales are the Oregon-California Trail.
After a 45 minute walk, we were invited to James & Dorothy Coder’s residence to discuss the situation, look at our area maps, and have refreshments.
were several things going on in the northern regions of
The swales on the flat, run east to west; then on the hill, swales run south to north.
know that wagon trains crossed the
There were smaller northern settlements, which mean we could be looking at old town roads.
There is the possibility of a farm road, or private lanes to properties located around this site; providing the opportunity of a crossing for area residents.
Indians were trying to establish working farms; and there was the Pottawatomie Indian reservation.
Many people would travel between all these locations for one purpose or another.
Now we need to find out which of these possibilities this could be.
Alicia M Keegan, KANZA Secretary