2019 Gateway Calendar

June 4 or 11: Board Meeting*

June 8: Bus tour to western end of St. Joe Road and Alcove Springs - 8am to 5pm

See below

June 19-21: Non-Gateway program of interest in St. Joseph. Missouri Preservation Conference.

July 9: Board Meeting*

July 25: Joint activity and tour in White Cloud with Doniphan County Historical Society,
Mahuska Historical Society and Gateway. Details to follow.

August13: Board Meeting*

August: Service Project - TBA

September 3-7: OCTA Convention in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

September 10: Board Meeting*

October 1 (Tuesday): Speaker - TBA

October 8: Board Meeting*

November 12: Annual Membership Dinner and Election (6pm at San Jose Steak House).

December 7: Christmas Party. Location and time TBA.

* All Board meetings will be at 3:30 at the St. Joseph Museums, 3406 Frederick. Members

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Fred Sawin
OCTA Convention, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The 2019 OCTA Convention will be held September 3-7 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Convention presentation topics include:

  • Juan Bautista De Anza

  • Archaeology on the Southern Trail

  • Bartolome Baca and the opening of the French trappers in New Mexico Territory

  • Kearny’s trail from Santa Fe to Arizona

  • Military protection on the Southern Route

  • Mormon Battalion in New Mexico

  • Women in the Mormon Battalion

  • Jeffords and Cochise

  • Civilian Doctor at Fort Lancaster (Texas)

  • French presence in New Mexico

  • Jewish traders on the Santa Fe & Camino Real

  • Traveling to the gold fields along the southern trails

  • Early Railroads into Santa Fe

  • Construction of the Railroad along the Southern Trail