Friday, May 3, 2013

"Trail of Trees" Road Trip May 18th, 2013

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This will be a ride along what we believe might be an ancient Native-American trail marked by over a dozen living artifacts! This event which will feature a presentation about Indian Trail Trees by Mountain Stewards member, Bob Gaut, at the historic Lunenburg Schoolhouse will be capped by visits on both ends to the Melbourne History Museum in the morning and the Calico Rock Museum in the afternoon! Historian and EIC/ESC Crew Member, Freda Cruse Hardison will be sharing some stories from the period of the Trail of Tears. The Trail of Trees marks the route of the Trail of Tears traveled by the Benge Detachment and probably others through Izard County during the period. Along the trail, we'll visit the original County Seat of Izard County, Athens, where at least one group of 1500 camped during the Trail of Tears.

We'll start the day at the Melbourne History Museum at 8:30 am! 

We'll end the day at the Calico Rock Museum!

Here is a tentative schedule of the event!

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Exploring Izard County's
Trail of Trees
Saturday May 18th, 2013

Tour Schedule

8:30 am - 9:15 am Registration
Location: Melbourne History Museum
Participants encouraged to arrive at 8:30am
to browse this fascinating museum!

9:15 am – 9:30 am Opening Presentation
Denny Elrod & Freda Cruse Hardison

9:30 am – 10:20 am Along the Rose Trail to Lunenburg
Rose Trail Tree, “Effigy” Tree, Cooper Valley Tree,
Lunenburg Community Center (Old Lunenburg

10:30 am- 11:15 am Presentation on Trail Trees
Bob Gaut
Lunenburg Schoolhouse

11:15 am – 1:15 pm Lunenburg to Athens along the
Trail of Tears
We'll view more than ten Trail Trees including the
Grafted” White Oaks, the “Dragon” Tree, and the
Ju awe-inspiring Jumbo Thong Tree!

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Along the Boswell Road to Calico
Participants are encouraged to browse this amazing new museum!

T-Shirt Prices for Pre-ordering 

Exploring Izard County's
Trail of Trees

T-Shirt Price List


Child Small to X-Large $14
2X – 3X $16   


All Sizes $20
Shirts will be printed on both sides
Front will feature our unique design by Chris Williams
Back will feature “explore izard!” across the back with web address
Colors yet to be determined but sure to be cool!
Sizes and Styles

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