50 Years of the National Historic Trails System

Second week in the books, and many more adventures to record. This year we celebrate 50 years of the National Historic Trail System. The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail was one of the last to be recognized as a National Trail. So this year we are commemorating the trails by making programs and educational presentations to the audiences and informing them of the history of our wonderful trails. Many of our national parks in the U.S have these National Trails, but there is not much information about why they are so important.

All the sites we visited throughout the week have a connection to the Juan Bautista de Anza expedition. From our visit to John Muir National Monument to the outskirts of the Presidio of San Francisco, we can see our logo visible and represented.

As we finished the second week, we brainstormed about how we can share our story and include it as part of Latino Conservation Week as well. We have one in mind in Oakland, California, at Hacienda Peralta. We plan to implement a “cleaning the river” program and get the neighborhood involved. For now, we continue with our outreach and hope to touch people’s lives.


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