11 Jul 2007: Chapter meeting agenda focused on the Old Spanish Trails Symposium to be held on October 11-13 at the Southern Utah University campus in Cedar City, Utah. About 16 trail scholars are expected to give presentations including Reba Grandrud, Steve Heath, and Lyman Platt. The date chosen is auspicious because it is Columbus Day and coincidentally the day the lots were cast on the Dominguez-Escalante expedition. The Dominguez-Escalante trail and the Old Spanish Trail cross near Enoch, Utah. Enoch has made this their national civil holiday. They will have a Catholic processional, a fair and rides for the kids, ethnic booths, and field trips to Native American spiritual places. This day will become an annual, national, Spanish trails symposium event.
3 Jul 2007: Crampton and Madsen's book, In Search of the Spanish Trail will be reprinted on a limited basis. For information on ordering a copy, click here.
10 Jan 2007: Chapter meeting agenda included plans for an Old Spanish Trails museum in this area, an Old Spanish Trails Symposium in lieu of a chapter meeting to be held on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 4 PM at the Enoch City Office Building, 900 East Midvalley Road, Enoch, Utah, and plans for an "Old Spanish Trail Days" celebration on October 11-13, 2007.
18 Nov 2006: Local historian Leon Matheson led the group on a tour of several historical sites in the vicinity of Enoch, Utah. The December 2006 and January 2007 newsletters contain reports on this field trip.
11 Oct 2006: Chapter meeting agenda included discussion of the need to stabilize and preserve a Spanish Trail monument located on Enoch Road in Enoch, Utah. Also discussed was the need for member input (stories, photos) to improve the chapter newsletter and this webpage. One member suggested we produce a brochure that could be distributed to visiting tourists. The chapter president offered the suggestion that chapter business meetings be held every other month with field trips scheduled for the alternating months. The president reported Utah's Iron County Commission will designate certain roads in the county as “Old Spanish Trail Historic Roads.” The consensus of the group was that this month's "Spanish Traces" was excellent.
11 Oct 2006: Leon Matheson was interviewed on local radio station KSUB. He spent a half hour discussing the history of the local portions of the Old Spanish Trail.
23 Sep 2006: Local historian Leon Matheson led the group on a tour of a couple of locations within walking distance of Cedar City residents and see some things of interest within a stones’ throw of finished roads. Leon read some excerpts from Hafen’s book on the Old Spanish Trail -- stories of slavery, Christianity, and death. We eventually hiked to “Squaw’s Cave” and made a short trek to see the “American Man”.
13 Sep 2006: Approximately a dozen attended the September meeting. Items discussed included the chapter bylaws, The Spanish Trail Hike award offered by the local Boy Scout district, marking the Old Spanish Trail with new signs, and a field trip to be held on 23 Sep. Leon Matheson shared some trail history and described several Trail landmarks.
19 Jul 2006: Enoch City (Utah) Council passed a resolution designating Enoch's Midvalley Road as the “Old Spanish Trail Historic Road.”
13 July 2006: An organizational meeting of a new chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association for Southern Utah was held in Enoch, Utah on 13 July, 2006. Leon Matheson, Utah Director of the Old Spanish Trail Association and local historian, described some historical highlights of the Old Spanish Trail in Utah to the group of about 20. Following his presentation, officers for the new chapter were selected: Rob Dotson, President; David Browning, Vice President; Susan Lewis, Secretary-Treasurer; Sherry Singleton, Historical Librarian; Leon Matheson, Trip Coordinator; and Blaine Nay, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster. A meeting schedule will be established at a latter date as will a name for the new chapter. The chapter plans to take field trips to important sites along the Utah portion of the Old Spanish Trail.
21 Jun 2006: Enoch City (Utah) Council Hears Spanish Trails Proposition. Click here for story.
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