The Talbot Library and Museum, Colcord OK hosted Jack and Pat Fletcher on Saturday, April 30, 2016. They are the authors of the “Cherokee Trail Diaries” Volumes 1-3.
The Fletchers spoke about their work in collecting information, including cross referencing trail diaries, that better informs us all about the Cherokee Trail. They spoke of work from several groups in several states that have pieced together the evidence and story of the Trail. Those in attendance agreed it was an expert presentation of detailed information and facts that the Fletchers have collected over many years. It was such an interesting talk. We are so glad and thankful that Pat and Jack were able to make a stop at the Talbot Library & Museum during their travels!
The Cherokee Trail was the name given to the two routes taken by Cherokees traveling west to the California gold fields in 1849 and 1850. The wagon train, consisting of people from the Cherokee Nation and Northwest Arkansas, met at the Grand Saline Salt Works on the Grand River to start their journey.
You can order their books here:
Cherokee Trail Diaries Volume 1 and 2 and
Cherokee Trail Diaries Volume 3: 1851-1900
Talbot Library and Museum