KANZA Chapter of OCTA
~ Oregon-California Trail Association~
Regular Meeting Agenda
Marysville to Westmoreland, Ks
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 _X_Ted
_X_Secretary – Alicia Keegan _X_Lauranell Stewart - Board of Director Member
___Treasurer – Marilyn Hines
The May KANZA meeting was moved up a week, so it would not interfere with Mother’s Day weekend plans.
With so few attending the April meeting/ outing, we did not anticipate the very nice crowd we had for the driving tour, and we apologize for not having it ‘together’, but it still turned out great.
Fourteen persons (4 being non-KANZA members) shared an afternoon of great weather on a backward driving tour from Marysville to Westmoreland, with lots of site stops in between.
With so much interest in certain stops we didn’t stop at each carsonite post along the trail. We aimed for the ‘notable’ sites and well visible swales along the trail.
At Alcove Spring the group walked to the west swales & viewed the interpretive markers, along with the Sarah Keys memorial stone. We were in luck and brochures and a spring newsletter were available to all present. Several decided we needed to visit the falls and took off on a 30 minute hike.
Once rounded up we head to the Atterbery grave site, were Ted Hopkins gave a brief history of Atterbery and why the KANZA Chapter marked the grave site.
We continued south to Bigelow (the extinct town site) and Laurenell talked briefly on the town, having grown up in the area.
We stopped at the Vermillion Lower Crossing marker which the DAR had erected in years past.
viewed Rosemary’s Meadow in
logged 65 miles on this trip. We broke up at
We were so lucky everyone wanted to get out and away from home. Thank you for showing and we plan to be better prepared the next time.
Alicia M Keegan, KANZA Secretary