Les Vilda

This program is presented by a scholar who has traveled the Santa Fe Trail twice by historical means.

Description

This program is presented by a scholar who has traveled the Santa Fe Trail twice by historical means: once walking with a pack donkey (1984) and once with a horse and wagon (1987). The program juxtaposes the history of the trail with Les’s experiences in the 1980’s, comparing the routes, modes of transportation and clothing used in modern-day historical reenactments to those of the 19th-century trail traveler. Sites along the trail are discussed regarding their historical significance in the heyday of the trail, as well as their present-day roles in interpreting the history of the trail.

Les Vilda

Title: Independent Scholar & Ambassador of the Sante Fe Trail

Email: eduexped@windstream.net

Phone: (402) 821-3058

City: Wilber


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