Students Restore Historic Site

Students Restoring Site

Publication: Westport High School

Author: Leann Leforgee

Date of Publication: May 1981

PDF File: Students-Restore-Historic-Site.pdf

Copyright Info: Missouri Valley Special Collections


Notre Dame De Sion Middle School teachers and students create a project to restore part of the famous old Santa Fe trail cut through the school’s campus. They knew that a spring in the southwest corner of the campus (near Gillham-Road and Locust) was a trail landmark where travelers stopped to refresh themselves and cool their sweating horses, often camping overnight in what is now Gillham Park. Teachers used the project as a way for students to learn about and explore Westport and the Santa Fe Trail.