There were many people who helped the Smoky Hill Trail Association get started. There are far too many to mention in one post but I wanted to recognize some of the early people who influenced the organization. These two ladies were the prime organizers of the Association and they worked tirelessly to make the organization successful. On the left is Jody Zeman. Jody was the organization’s secretary for many years and was the prime organizer of conferences and provided the structure for the business end of the organization. Donna Malsom. on the right, was the driving force behind the creation of the SMHT Assoc. and she provided the leadership to get the organization up and running. Unfortunately, we lost Donna to a sudden illness. Her death was a great loss to the Association.