Thursday, September 18 – Larned, KS

Today we took care of some pressing matters on the way back to Larned Kansas. Yep, you read that right. We’re backtracking about 200 miles – by car – not walking.

“Why,” you may ask, “are you returning to Larned?”

Well, that’s because the Santa Fe Trail Association is holding their bi-annual “Rendezvous.” It’s a two day academic seminar, dedicated this year to the topic of “Freighting on the Santa Fe Trail.” And we’ll report on the seminar which we’ve not attended before. Besides, we like Larned. There are some really nice folks here and at the Santa Fe Trail Center.

Our evening session at the Center was presented by Dr. Leo Oliva who spoke on the subject of food – one of my personal favorites. He spoke to what kinds of foods were available and consumed on the Santa Fe Trail. I owe him my list of over one hundred kinds of food mentioned by the Battalion journalists.

We’re also happy to report that our new Spot GPS tracking unit has arrived. We will activate it and post our new tracking webpage address starting Saturday.

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