Save The Date, Registration Opens First Week in October.
Saturday, December 2, 2023 Steelville Community Park.
Inaugural Remember the Removal Walk, Ride, and Bike along the original Trail of Tears Cannon Route east of Steelville.
All proceeds will benefit the establishment of a Trail of Tears Monument in the Community Park.
The Cherokee Indian Nation’s forced relocation in 1838 via the “Trail of Tears” is a acknowledged tragedy in U.S. history. The Trail of Tears, was a terrible and sorrowful journey, one that the Cherokee Nation has yet to overcome. During this relocation process, 10 Cherokee detachments were forced to make the passage through Steelville, Missouri. Those detachments camped on the H. E. Davis Farm. The location is now the Steelville Community Park.
The walk, or horse and wagon starts at Long Spring Road and travels 4.6 miles ending up at the Steelville Community Park. Start time 2:00 P.M.
The 30 mile Bike Ride starts and ends at the Steelville Community Park. Start time 10:00 A.M.
Registration is $35.00 for each participant.