Letter from our President

Dear Friends and Members:

Plans are being finalized for the annual meeting of members of the Smoky Hill Trail Association.  The conference is scheduled to kick off at 12:30 p.m. in Abilene with a bus tour that will take us to Chapman then south toward Herrington along US 77 to Lost Springs, Cottonwood Crossing and other sites.  We will encounter the Smoky Hill Trail, Santa Fe Trail and Chisholm Trail.

Saturday has presentations throughout the day including a tour of the Seelye Mansion, the annual members meeting and dinner at the Seelye Mansion. 

The conference will conclude on Sunday by noon. 

Please check the association website in the coming weeks for more details on the schedule and content of the conference.

Enclosed is the registration form for the conference. 

If you plan to attend the conference please complete the registration form, sign the same and mail the form with your check to P.O. Box 978, Hays, KS 67601 by no later than October 1st.

We are monitoring the COVID situation as best as we can.  Please check the association’s website for any updates regarding the protocol and/or whether there could be changes to the conference.

A list of hotels in Abilene is on our website.  It is a football weekend in Manhattan so if you plan to attend you will want to make a reservation as soon as possible.  Additional rooms, if necessary, should be available in the surrounding communities. 

                                                                                                Very Truly Yours,      


                                                                                                Ken Cole, President

                                                                                                Smoky Hill Trail Association