Norris said he never knows what kind of turnout to expect, with the largest crowds numbering about 45. Some attendees are knowledgeable about the trail's history and some own land that the trail passes through, Norris said.
On Friday, area residents will have the opportunity to tell representatives of the National Park Service their opinion about designating the Butterfield Trail a National Historic Trail, a move that could boost tourism along the 2,800 mile route from San Francisco to St. Louis including much of the Abilene area. Friday at Frontier Texas! at 625 N. First St. The Abilene meeting will be the last of 13 public input meetings that began Feb. 6 in El Paso.
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Historic Trail designation should come to pass, Norris said the National Park Service staff would assist landowners who might want to put a sign or structure on their property.
drives, forts and stagecoach lines is as magnetic today as it was when the West was new.
$600,000 amount of annual compensation paid to Butterfield and associates for carrying the Reset Monster Beats Wireless Headphones mail, in addition to receipts for passengers and express
2,795 miles from St. Click on the "county" search option and then select the county name. The site will show state historical markers in the county that mention the Butterfield Trail. Department of Commerce. Figures are based on 2009 study.
Created by the National Trails System Act of 1968, National Historic Trails are designated by Congress to protect and develop extended trails that follow as closely as possible the original routes of travel associated with nationally significant historic events or activities.
Details: The hearing will be the last of 13 being conducted by the National Parks Service. The first hearing was held Feb. 6 in El Paso. Other hearings have been held in towns along the trail, from California to Missouri.
The first thing Norris said he will tell people at the meeting is that property owners would retain all rights to their land and that it would not be disturbed unless the owner wants to put up a sign or build an attraction.
Participation in National Historic Trail programs is voluntary, and private landowners along the trail retain all legal rights to their property. Louis to San Francisco. Each trip had to be completed within 25 days.
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Since then, meetings have been held in communities along the Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Route, or Butterfield Trail, from California to Missouri.
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And today, just like when the West of the Westerns was booming, there is money to be made in that lure. The only difference today is that historians, preservationists and people who make their living in heritage tourism are trying to preserve and capitalize on what was built more than 150 years ago.
"And some people are just curious," he said, "because it has a really iconic name."
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"Some people may be wary of any kind of public involvement," Norris said, "but it's entirely a voluntary process."
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