The Old Spanish Trail
Is the name a misnomer? Was it old? Was it even Spanish? How did the Ute Trail, Apodaca Trail, Old Conejos Lane, or the Trappers' Trail fit into what is now called the Old Spanish National Historic Trail, the fifteenth National Historic Trail in the nation, the second National Historic Trail in Arizona? This presentation provides “tales of the trail,” fascinating stories of what has been called "the longest, crookedest, most arduous pack mule trailin the history of America.”
Reba Wells Grandrud, Ph.D., enjoys being a Road Scholar and an active volunteer for diverse nonprofits, such as Partnership for National Trails System, Old Spanish Trail Association, Arizona History Convention, Westerners Corrals, Pioneer Cemetery Association, and the Sunnyslope Historical Society. In 2012, Grandrud co-authored an award-winning Arizona Centennial Legacy book, "Addie Slaughter: The Girl Who Met Geronimo". Her book "Images of America: Sunnyslope" was published in 2013. Grandrud was honored in 2010 as an Arizona Culturekeeper for her work in teaching.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 am for socializing with an optional breakfast available for a $5 donation. The meeting begins at 10:00 am.