Six signs mark Heritage Trails route through town

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Identifying the rich historical heritage of the trails of the Pea Ridge area, Heritage Trail signs were erected recently by Pea Ridge Street Department employees Larry Majors, Nathan See and Tommy Thompson.
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Identifying the rich historical heritage of the trails of the Pea Ridge area, Heritage Trail signs were erected recently by Pea Ridge Street Department employees Larry Majors, Nathan See and Tommy Thompson.

The paved roadways through town align with some of the oldest trails in the area.

This past week, six new signs were erected on the side of the state highways throughout Pea Ridge identifying the trails referred to as Heritage Trails - the Butterfield Stagecoach Trail, the Trail of Tears and routes used during the Civil War.

Heritage Trail Partners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving and promoting historic roads and trails in western Arkansas, was founded several years ago, according to Pea Ridge Mayor Jackie Crabtree.

“We’ve been working to establish those areas so people can drive through the history of this part of the country,” Crabtree, past president of the organization, said.

The signs, placed along Arkansas ...


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