Original photo courtesy Dave Leiker
The West Texas Trails Association will meet in historic SNYDER, TEXAS for its fourth annual meeting. Snyder has a long history of association with trails. In 1878, buffalo hunter and merchant William H. "Pete" Snyder, former Pennsylvanian, opened a trading post on Deep Creek. In 1882, Mr. Snyder planned the future town of Snyder and helped open the first school.
While buffalo no longer roam the prairie, a life-sized statute stands in the Scurry County courthouse square commemorating Snyders white buffalo. The historical marker beneath is about the man who brought the white beast down. Buffalo hunters played an important role in the settlement of Snyder and helped to establish trails which were later used by explorers, pioneers, cattle drives, railroads, and highways. These trails will be discussed at the West Texas Trails Meeting in Snyder Coliseum October 20-21, 2017. JOIN US.
There are many historic places and attractions in and around Snyder that will be included in the Friday (October 20) tour for attendees of the meeting and others. See the schedule below for information about this tour.
The meeting to be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 will cover subjects from early game and Indian trails to highway and railroad routes. Special speakers will be featured at this meeting and honored at a reception Friday evening, October 20th. Further information about schedule and program are below.
Be sure to put October 20-21 on your calendar - come join the fun and fellowship.
Memberships in the West Texas Trails Association are $30.00. Mail application and check to West Texas Trails, P.O. Box 221, Pittsburg, TX 75686
Click here for a printable Membership Application Form.
For information or questions contact Robert Hall, West Texas Trails Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 903-261-1044
2017 Annual West Texas Trails Meeting October 20-21 in Snyder.
Click here to print meeting flyer.
Click here to print meeting schedule.
Click here to print meeting registration form.
FRIDAY, October 20, 2017
West Texas Trails TOUR
8:30 AM Leave Holiday Inn Express, 1305 East Coliseum Drive
8:35 AM Triangle Sinclair Service Station, 701 Coliseum Drive
9:00 AM Travel to Sweetwater
10:00 AM WASP Air Field Museum, 210 Avenger Road, Sweetwater
11:15 AM Travel time
11:20 - 12:00 PM - Travel Sweetwater to Fort Chadbourne (drive by Fort Chadbourne Cemetery)
12:00 PM - Eat Lunch at Fort Chadbourne, Texas
1 PM - 3 PM Tour of Fort Chadbourne, Texas
3 PM - 4:15 PM - Travel back to Snyder to Scurry County Museum
4:15 5:15 PM - Visit to SCM, 6200 College Ave, Snyder, Texas
5:15 - 5:30 PM - Travel back to Hotel
6:30 - 8:30 PM Reception at the 1818 ARTHOUSE, 1818 26th Street, Snyder, Texas
8:45 PM - Return to Hotel
9:00 PM Board Meeting Holiday Inn Express, 1305 East Coliseum Drive, Snyder, Texas
SATURDAY, October 21, 2017
General Meeting of the West Texas Trails Association
(Program will be available at the Meeting)
8:30 AM Registration at the Coliseum (Preregister for Lunch required - $15.00)
9:00 AM Presentations in the Western Room, the Coliseum, 900 East Coliseum Drive
11:45 12:55 PM LUNCH at the Coliseum
1:00 PM - Presentations Western Room
3:45 PM - General Business Meeting
4:15 PM Snyder Heritage Village Presentation
4:30 5:30 PM Tour of Snyder Heritage Village
5:45 PM - End of meeting
Do you need a hotel room for this meeting?
The Holiday Inn Express hotel is located at 1305 East Coliseum Drive, Snyder, Texas
Phone 325-573-0376 rate $85.00 per night
Mail your registration: Click here to print meeting registration form.
(You can also register at the door.)
westtexastrails at gmail.com